Camera System for Traffic Incident Management PI

Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) would be able to manage and do post-incident analysis of an incident better if they have access to a live feed of the incident response as it is occurring. Certain sections of the highways do not have any monitoring systems or could not use existing monitoring systems. The problem is how to get live video feed into TMCs. Some portions of the highway cannot be seen by existing California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras. When an incident occurs in one of these areas, the TMCs cannot see the incident or how it is being managed. Where Caltrans does have CCTV cameras, in most cases, the video feeds from the cameras are being posted to the Internet. The video feeds from individual CCTV cameras cannot easily be taken off of the Internet. In the case of injuries and fatalities, Caltrans does not want the personal information (license plate, make and model of car, images of the victim) related to the victims available to the general public, so the CCTV cameras are turned away from the incident. Cameras on Maintenance vehicles can provide the needed live video to better manage the incident and perform after action analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819
  • Project Managers:

    Gwynne, Gloria

  • Start Date: 20160415
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160615
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01620036
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 28 2016 11:39AM