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The many uses of journey time data

February 7th 2019 / MichelleC-H / Links: Congestion

You can gather journey time data from Bluetooth detectors, ANPR cameras, or it can be crowdsourced. Bluetooth detectors register a MAC address as a driver or passenger with a mobile phone passes a detector; ANPR cameras monitor licence plates; and crowdsourced data is generated by analysing the GPS locations transmitted by mobile phone and satellite navigation systems. The latter is our preferred method of generating journey time data, but why do you need journey time data and what can you use it for?

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When does new technology become part of the mainstream? The downs and ups of wireless vehicle detection

January 31st 2019 / andrew.rhodes@clearview-intelligence.com / Links: Congestion

Early adopters take the risks of new ideas but see that as a necessary way of keeping ahead of competitors or the marketplace, and they know that where they lead others will soon follow. They also understand that by being ahead of the industry there may be bumps in the road along the adoption cycle as new technology beds in. Every product that involves technology will have unforeseen bugs that need ironing out; even Apple and Samsung sometimes find that being at the cutting edge of their industries comes with some complications. So, when technology comes along that is a disrupter to established ideas scrutiny can be harsh and sometimes even attract defensive and judgmental commentary.

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Breaking the cycle to promote sustainable travel

January 24th 2019 / JemmaC / Links: Cycling

Through its Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, the Department for Transport has pledged to double the number of bicycle journey stages from 0.8 billion in 2013 to.1.6 billion in 2025. By focusing on improving safety for cyclists, the strategy will unlock the huge health, environmental and economic benefits associated with cycling.

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Three important questions to ask when improving road safety

January 17th 2019 / MichelleC-H / Links: Road Safety

Active road studs are a solar powered alternative to traditional retroreflective road studs. They clearly delineate the road ahead and so reduce night time accident rates. Our SolarLite Active Road Studs allow drivers to see ten times further than traditional studs. We’ve been investigating the effect of our active road studs on accident rates since they were first deployed on UK highways over a decade ago and we’re confident they have led to reductions. What we didn’t know until recently was how road users felt about them. Having conducted several road user surveys, we now have an answer to the key questions you may have been asking yourself about active road studs.

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Why getting the right data infrastructure in place is crucial to the running of our roads

January 11th 2019 / JemmaC / Links: Congestion

Knowing who and what are using the UK’s roads has never been more important. As the world moves towards an autonomous future it’s important to note that we are not starting from scratch in being able to gather the data on how our roads are being utilised, be they strategic, trunk or urban.

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Clearview Intelligence’s Top 10 Blogs of 2018

January 3rd 2019 / MichelleC-H / Links: News / Commentary

The start of a new year marks a time for reflection and contemplation as we think back to what we’ve achieved in 2018 and what we hope to achieve in 2019. Once again, we have reflected on the themes and issues discussed in our blogs throughout the year and have picked out our ten favourites to ease you back into work following the holiday break. Here’s our Top 10 from 2018—in reverse order from 10 to 1.

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Innovation, celebration and relocation: Clearview Intelligence reflects on 2018

December 20th 2018 / JemmaC / Links: Road Safety

With Christmas and New Year now upon us, we have entered a natural period of reflection; a chance to look back on what has been achieved in 2018 and how this will influence our goals in 2019.

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How to set up and manage wireless vehicle detection

December 13th 2018 / MichelleC-H / Links: Congestion

Regular readers of our blog will be aware of the many benefits of wireless vehicle detection; compared to inductive loops the sensors are much quicker to install, the system negates the need for costly ducting and trenching and keeps the road surface more durable. With the Clearview system now coming with an improved five-year warranty package we thought it would be good to explain how the constituent parts of the system work together and how to configure it for various applications.

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Dealing with dangerous roads – where to turn next?

December 6th 2018 / andrew.rhodes@clearview-intelligence.com / Links: Road Safety Transforming Behaviour

With potholes attracting an extra £100m funding to be spent by the end of March 2019, why are we having to fight for the extra £75m per year over the next five years to ‘make safe’ the most dangerous sections of the UK roads?

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