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Automatic Incident Detection

In the UK alone, more than £9 billion a year is lost due to traffic congestion, not to mention the negative effects on the environment. ClearWay improves road user’s safety by reducing secondary incidents and knock-on effects. It is the only automatic detection system that operates in all weather and light conditions, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

ClearWay detects an incident as fast as 10 seconds after occurring, with an incredible low false alarm rate of just one per sensor per day, in any weather and light conditions. Designed for smart cities, highways, tunnels, open roads and bridges, each ClearWay’s automatic incident detection (AID) radar covers wide areas up to 1,000m.


Image of fog on a highway. ClearWay automatically detects incidents even in thick fog.

Detection Conditions

  • Fog, snow and rain
  • Fire, smoke and hot gasses
  • Water and spray
  • All levels of light, from darkness to sun glare

Incident Types

  • Stopped vehicle 
  • Slow or fast vehicle detection
  • Vehicles going the wrong way
  • Pedestrians or animal detection
  • Debris detection
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How Does Automatic Incident Detection Work?

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In the control room you can see the exact location of vehicles, pedestrians and debris, throughout the event. ClearWay’s intuitive rules-based software is designed and created by our own award-winning team and it is easily integrated with other systems. In the event of an incident the software generate alarms in real-time, informing the control centre of the location and type of incident . With this information the system can take control of cameras, pointing them to the incident and can control digital signage. This provides warning to other road users, subsequently allowing them to modify their driving. Additionally, the system can be set to maintenance mode to ignore authorised road worker’s activity. The low false alarm rate and the fast detection make ClearWay a reliable system, trusted by the operators and recommended by independent consultants.

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