Having rebranded in April 2016, UK traffic technology company Clearview Intelligence has firmly established its new identity’s position in the market and has increased its research and development efforts, with several new products due to be launched later this year.
As well as its headquarters at Bicester in Oxfordshire, UK, Clearview has recently opened a new research and development facility in Milton Keynes. The new ‘Insight Hub’ provides a base for the growing R&D team, and also offers a central location from where to test and showcase a range of technologies in development.
This includes a V3 Insight data intelligence platform containing a fully-fledged parking occupancy management module that uniquely combines data from multiple sensor sources. The third generation of the Insight platform as a complete package now enables operators to have full mobile visibility and onward communication of traffic flows, journey times, and parking capacity intelligence.
Over the past two years, Clearview R&D team has been working on the SolarLite 2 next-generation solar-powered road stud. Using the latest LED technology, the new stud is up to 3.5 times brighter than its predecessor, offering even greater visibility in all weather conditions. The new stud will be available in the second half of 2017.
Alongside the company’s existing M680 and M720 Vehicle Count and Classification units, Clearview is completing the development of the new Machine Learning Loop Detector (MLLD), which will be available later this year. An industry first in introducing machine learning to traffic count and classification applications, the MLLD uses artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated algorithms to more accurately identify classes with similar characteristics.
The company has also continued to progress and innovate with the systems that it has already put in place, including the six-times award winning A720 Sheriffhall Roundabout installation in Edinburgh, Scotland, where Clearview’s IRS2 Hardwired Intelligent Road Studs are triggered by green phases of traffic signals on the approach, resulting in a reduction of lane transgressions by over 50%.
“It’s been a perfect year of showing off the many attributes that we have as a business. We’ve continued to innovate in our installed solutions, but also kept an eye on the future with new product and application developments that will aid road and parking operators well into the next decade,” explained Nick Lanigan, Clearview’s MD. “All in all, the last 12 months have been a busy, but truly great, year of change and development for the Clearview Intelligence business.”