By Shane McGinley
The chairman said the system calculates possible congestion at the emirate’s main junctions
Dubai has 235 cameras installed along the city’s main junctions in order to manage traffic flow in the emirate, the chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed.
The network of cameras calculates the volume of traffic congestion on main and express roads, detects abnormal traffic patterns such as accidents and vehicles breakdown on roads, and indicates the congestion generated by high traffic volumes.
The system also computes the trip times on these roads after analysing the inputs captured from devices at site which include sensors, mobile traffic surveillance cameras, and photo analysis cameras; which automatically figures out abnormality in traffic patterns due to accidents or vehicle breakdowns.
The traffic management system also includes signs installed at main roads alerting motorists of sudden congestion and directing them to alternative routes.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) made the announcement during a tour of the RTA’s Traffic Systems Control Center on Tuesday.