- It is non-intrusive. The condition of a road surface is always changing and those changes can wreak havoc on inductive loops. By taking detection above the road, you maintain detection regardless of road surface conditions.
- Radar sees through the muck. This has to do with wavelengths. Light waves are tiny and can easily be blocked by dust, fog, rain, snow, or other particulate matter. Radar waves are larger and can easily propagate though environmental factors that render cameras useless.
- Radar sees in the dark. This is pretty self-explanatory but cameras can’t see in the dark. Radar doesn’t rely on light waves so it works regardless of how light or dark it is.
- Radar sees through the glare. Sunrises and sunsets can blind cameras just like they blind you when you’re driving. Again, radar works regardless of lighting.
- Radar doesn’t need to be cleaned. If a camera’s lens is dirty, it stops working. Meanwhile, radar keeps on detecting.
- It works through construction. Road work creates critical traffic situations and loops and cameras are often the first aspect of a smart traffic system to go. Why lose detection when traffic needs it most? Matrix keeps on working when road workers are working.
- It can see stopped vehicles. Other radar sensors can only estimate where stopped vehicles may be. By locking onto these positions, these sensors often get stuck and stop working. With Matrix, there is no guesswork. Our array of radar beams sees every vehicle at the approach, moving or stopped.
- Easy configuration. With our intuitive UI and remote applications, you can easily adjust detection zones from just about everywhere - including in your pajamas at home.
Of course, this is only the beginning. Visit the SmartSensor Matrix page for more information.