The traffic counter, why is it useful?

Traffic counter

A traffic counter is generally aimed at planning future works on certain roads. In addition, it makes it possible to predict the evolution of traffic or to address the complaints of local residents regarding traffic-related nuisances. It is also possible to count the number of cars and heavy goods vehicles using a certain road network. It is thus possible to monitor the occupancy and fluidity of the roads.

Where and when should a counter be placed?

The TMS-SA from Icoms Detections can easily be placed on any vertical support, such as a street lighting pole. Thanks to its light weight and simple mounting bracket, it is easily transportable such that moving it from one place to another is child’s play. The TMS-SA allows to carry out ad hoc traffic counting campaigns. The operating software included makes it easy to quantify road traffic. It communicates wirelessly via Bluetooth connection and is therefore simple and convenient to set up.

In other words, you can place the TMS-SA whenever you want to perform a traffic analysis. In addition, it also counts on two-way streets. With your smartphone and the dedicated Android App, the installation and collection of measurement data becomes a breeze.

Which vehicles should be counted with a traffic counter unit?

Given the diversity of vehicles on a roadway, it is legitimate to determine what types of vehicles use the roadway and in what proportion they are accounted for. As the TMS-SA traffic counter measures the length of vehicles, it is possible to sort the data on the basis of this criterion and thus distinguish light vehicles from heavy vehicles.

The TMS-SA traffic counter can identify isolated two-wheelers in mixed traffic. However, it is not able to count bicycles within a peloton. Icoms Detections also manufactures another device capable of achieving this performance.  

Icoms Detections also manufactures other products for road traffic management such as speed displays, bicycle counters and sensors for traffic light management, to name a few examples.