VOCORD, a video surveillance firm from Skolkovo, announced Thursday its new “Cyclops” traffic monitoring system will ease city traffic planning and gather proof of violations.
The Cyclops is a camera with one lens and one microphone. The scanner, a metal box, uses infra-red technology to accomplish multiple tasks. It is programmed to identify 15 kinds of traffic violations, including illegal lane crossing, speeding, driving too slowly and illegal parking, and record information about the make and model of the offender’s vehicle and its license plate.
Additionally, the cyclops camera can work independently or as part of the VOCORD Traffic System to improve traffic flow by analyzing the average distance between vehicles, the average speed of the vehicles, and similar data. Cyclops was successfully tested in Astana, Kazakhstan this year and is now available for large-scale implementation across Russia and, eventually, in foreign markets.
“It’s a ready-made solution all in one – the hardware and the software,” VOCORD General Director Alexei Kaydeshvili said. “We will be phasing it in as part of the ‘Safe City’ program.”