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Why your visit to Traffex 2019 won’t be complete without visiting Clearview Intelligence

February 28th 2019 / Michelle C/ Links: Events

Traffex marks the beginning of this year’s events season for us at Clearview Intelligence. It’s always a fantastic opportunity for us to meet up with industry colleagues old and new to discuss the very latest developments from Clearview and the wider industry. This year we’re looking forward to it even more than usual as we plan to show, not just tell you about our solutions with dedicated product demonstrations on stand B015.

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: why it’s vital to maintain proven road safety measures

February 21st 2019 / Jemma C/ Links: Route Safety

The age old saying ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ is often applied to clothing or domestic products. But the same can be said about road safety; by spending more money and investing in a quality solution, this can deliver long term, cost effective benefits.

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Parking solutions; the journey starts – and ends – with Clearview Intelligence

February 14th 2019 / Jemma C/ Links: Parking

In theory, there are few concepts as simple as car parking; find a space, park the vehicle and (if required) pay for the time used. And it’s the same for parking management; monitor usage, analyse the data and maximise efficiencies. So, with that in mind, why are so many facilities managers and operators of car parks still failing to make the most of their parking assets?

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The many uses of journey time data

February 7th 2019 / Michelle C/ Links: Network Management Journey Time Monitoring

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 R/ Links: Network Management Wireless Vehicle Detection

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 / Jemma C/ Links: Cycle Safety

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 / Michelle C/ Links: Route 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 / Jemma C/ Links: Network Management

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 / Michelle C/ 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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