Wireless detection solutions have been driven by the industry requirement for less invasive technologies. Our range began with the M100 Magnetometer, followed by the M100BR (Bike Radar). In 2020 we added to our wireless detection offering with the Connex Active, a Lidar based pedestrian and cycle counter-classifier.
The M100 wireless vehicle detection system utilises a compact magnetometer sensor that is deployed in the centre of a traffic lane at the same point at which you would install inductive loops, but without the cost, invasiveness and traffic disruption associated with the slot cutting, ducting and trenching work needed to install and maintain loops on a regular basis.
Its unique design allows the vehicle detection sensor to be buried beneath the wearing course of the road up to a depth of 175mm, eliminating the need for the product to be removed from the road during resurfacing.
The vehicle detection events from the sensor are relayed back to the traffic signal controller via the system’s in-built low powered two way radio communications. Despite its compact size and weight, the M100 has an impressive 8-10 year battery life. Since there’s no trenching or ducting involved in the installation, the slimline profile of the magnetometer sensors means that they can be installed quickly and easily, minimising disruption to local traffic and reducing the costs of traffic management. The system is Type approved to UK specification TR2512A and approved to Highways England standard MCH1529. It is the only such system to be compatible with all types and makes of MIDAS outstations and urban traffic light systems such as SCOOT, MOVA and System D.
Designed for use on cycle lane approaches and at Advanced Stop Lines, the M100BR Bicycle Radar Detector integrates seamlessly with the other components of the M100 wireless vehicle detection system to enable bicycles to be detected and considered as part of the traffic flow, enabling timing and phasing of traffic signals to be adjusted to significantly enhance junction safety for cyclists, instantly increasing their visibility to other road users and ensuring fair passage for all road users.
The M100BR sensor incorporates an extremely low power, wide-band radar with secure radio technology and sensors are installed very close to the roadway surface and are capable of detecting trains, cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians. M100BR sensors are also capable of detecting and distinguishing objects in motion from objects that are stationary and large objects from small objects.
The Connex Active is an accurate real-time Pedestrian and Bicycle Classifier for active travel detection and analysis. It utilises the latest LIDAR technologies to provide a non-invasive detection and classification solution for pedestrians and bicycles.
Designed for permanent use alongside foot and cycle paths as a solar or mains powered solution within a single unit. The detection range is configurable up to 7 metres without the need for an additional receiver unit as seen in traditional solutions of this type.
The use of LIDAR technology enables the creation of virtual lanes based on the distance of the object detected, this can be used to understand if potential conflicts are occurring on segregated pedestrian and cycle paths.
An optional 4G or ethernet communications module provides the ability to deliver real-time or scheduled data to Clearview’s Insight® Data Management platform or to any other system using open standards data formats and protocols.
The integrated contact closure and logic controller means the unit can be used for active travel safety schemes and data collection all in a single solution.