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Count and Classify

With the increasing volume of vehicles on the road, being able to count and classify traffic has become an important issue for road authorities. Traffic counts are used by national and regional road operators, as well as local councils to quantify real-time road use, and to adapt tolling, open lanes or even change routes depending on traffic levels.

ClearWay provides the source data used to calculate both real-time counts and the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT). The solution can analyse multiple lanes, collecting data on road occupancy, as well as speed, size and direction. This information is saved automatically by the system and can then be used to improve traffic flow and road efficiency. Count and classification is one of ClearWay's multiple capabilities, which include AID capabilities, removing the need for further equipment and subsequently reducing costs.


Image of vehicles in multiple lanes on a highway. ClearWay can count and classify vehicles in multiple lanes in a detection zone.

Detection Conditions

  • Continous operation in all conditions
  • Rain, fog, and snow
  • All levels of light, from darkness to sun glare
  • 360º, multi-lane highways coverage
  • Each radar covers up to a 500m radius

Explaining ClearWay Count and Classify

  • ClearWay continuously tracks traffic in all directions, across all lanes
  • Vehicle type and count data is sent back to the control room
  • Accurate data enables road operators to make informed decisions about their road network
  • The solution operates consistently in all weather and light conditions
  • Count and Classify is one of multiple capabilities ClearWay can deliver from a single radar to advance safety and improve journeys

ClearWay Count and Classify accurately reports on: 

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Calculates the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT), recording the speed, direction and location of every vehicle on the highway in the detection zone. It can also provide the real time occupancy figures for count locations.

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Monitors traffic flow on the highway, and records congestion, slow moving or stop-start traffic. Road operators can use this information to decide whether different measures are needed to improve traffic flow and efficiency.

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Automatically records the speed of every vehicle on the highway. The data is used to demonstrate peak speed times and peak congestion times and it is used for enabling free flowing schemes.

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Size-based classification

The solution is able to count and classify different vehicles based on their size and length. A single radar can detect across multiple lanes of the highway and up to a 500m radius.

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It can also provide the average headway between cars as it detects the exact location of vehicles. 

Count and Classification Specification

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