IRID technology: the London focus

28 October 2009  •  Author(s): Jeremy Evans, Head of Technology Delivery Group, Directorate of Traffic Operations, Transport for London (TfL)

Transport for London’s Jeremy Evans, Head of Technology Delivery Group in the Directorate of Traffic Operations, reveals the new technology that is helping smooth the flow of traffic in one of Europe’s busiest cities.

As one of a range of measures that are helping to keep traffic flowing in the Capital, Transport for London (TfL) has developed new camera technology that can automatically detect a build-up of vehicles and alert traffic operators to implement congestion-busting solutions. In partnership with Ipsotek Ltd, a London-based developer of video analytics systems, TfL has developed image recognition technology to work alongside traffic monitoring CCTV cameras placed at known traffic hotspots to help keep traffic on London’s roads flowing smoothly.

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