The Swarm Analytics system enables digital and anonymous capture of traffic data and analysis of accident hotspots. The German city of Emsdetten has chosen to equip one of its roundabouts as a pilot project.
Cameras and SWARM Perception Boxes are installed at three access roads to said roundabout to analyze and evaluate the entire traffic area. The insights gained will then be used to optimize the traffic situation.
Swarm Analytics can detect various types of road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, cars, trucks, etc., capture speeds and traffic flows, and analyze traffic situations in defined danger areas. The system operates multimodally, allowing simultaneous counting and analysis of all road users, regardless of their mode of transport. The installed cameras transmit corresponding camera streams that are analyzed in real-time by Artificial Intelligence. The results are numerical and anonymized, and there is no recording or storage of live images. The data cannot be linked to other data sets, and license plates are not recorded. This ensures a data protection-compliant solution.
In addition to the newly gained traffic data, the city of Emsdetten hopes to gain insights into digital technologies. After successfully finishing the pilot project, further locations for analysis may be possible and considered. The project is coordinated with the Digitalization Advisory Board of the City of Emsdetten.
A press release from the City of Emsdetten can be found here (German language).