Fireseeds North Infrastructure

Road Safety Video Analytics

 

What is ROAD SAFETY VIDEO ANALYTICS?

Road safety video analytics uses deep learning computer vision and the science of surrogate safety to diagnose intersection risk factors from overhead traffic video.

Fireseeds North developed a video analytics technology that was subsequently spun out as a separate company called MicroTraffic. Using this technology, we have pioneered a safe systems approach to conflict indicator measurement and drove down the cost of video analytics to the point where it can be applied at a network scale or feasibly incorporated into in-service road safety reviews.

Our video analytics technology has influenced hundreds of millions of dollars of road safety investment decisions. We use it on in-service reviews conducted by Fireseeds North and also supply analytics as a service to other consultants working anywhere in the world. Consultants such as Al-Terra, Stantec, Urban Systems, Associated Engineering, and EXP are frequent users of our analytics technology.

 
Video Analytics results show the frequency and severity of near-misses by interacting movement pair, along with a time of day breakdown and comparison to benchmark rates for detecting abnormally high risk levels.

Video Analytics results show the frequency and severity of near-misses by interacting movement pair, along with a time of day breakdown and comparison to benchmark rates for detecting abnormally high risk levels.

Road safety video analytics relies on deep learning computer vision techniques to establish road user time-space trajectories. Near misses are detected by automatically searching through these trajectories to determine cases when collisions were narrowly avoided.

Road safety video analytics relies on deep learning computer vision techniques to establish road user time-space trajectories. Near misses are detected by automatically searching through these trajectories to determine cases when collisions were narrowly avoided.