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Vehicle Counting and Classification

Navtech's ITS system collects vehicle counting and classification data using 360° long-range radar.

Used by concession owners, road and tunnel operators to optimise their network and report on KPIs. The same system provides comprehensive automatic incident detection capabilities, reducing the number of roadside and road surface sensors that need to be installed and maintained.


What is vehicle counting and classification?

Vehicle counting and classification is the reporting of the number and types of vehicles using a road, tunnel or bridge.

Live traffic count information is used by road and tunnel operators to inform decisions to adjust speed limits, open lanes and operate dynamic pricing. Historical counting and classification data are used to report on KPIs and to support strategic decision-making.

Optimising the use of the strategic road network is a key requirement for road authorities around the world with an increasing demand for capacity needing to be balanced with targets to reduce congestion and construction-related CO2 emissions.


Why use radar for vehicle counting and classification?

Accurate data requires reliable detection every day, in all weathers. Radar works in poor visibility, including in heavy rain, fog, complete darkness, and glare. In these conditions, other technologies start to fail, and radar continues to work.

Incidents are more likely to happen in poor visibility, which makes the effective management of the strategic road network even more critical in periods of bad weather. With an accurate count, data operators can optimise the use of the network and improve safety by adjusting speed limits and opening lanes.

Accurate traffic data is also important to concession operators who need to report on the efficiency of the road they manage and want to use dynamic pricing.

ITS SOLUTION Why use Navtech's 360° radar solution?

Navtech’s vehicle counting and classification reports real-time information to road and tunnel operators in all weather conditions, across the entire roadway to support the efficient management of the strategic road network.

Road and tunnel operators use Navtech’s count data to optimise their networks in real time. Our 360° long-range radar mean the entire roadway, tunnel or bridge is monitored 24/7, not just at specific points. It is used to make decisions on when to open and close lanes. Concession owners also use live information to support dynamic pricing and report on KPIs.

The data can be easily viewed in our traffic management tool for road and tunnel operators. Historical vehicle counting and classification data can further support strategic investment decisions, for example, selecting the optimal time for road maintenance and tunnel closures.

Detects across 12+ lanes

To date, Navtech's vehicle counting and classification has been used on installations of up to 12 lanes.

Multiple capabilities from one system

Automatic incident detection and traffic data all from the same system.

Accurate KPI reporting

ClearWay provides accurate per lane count data. It detects in all weather and light conditions, 24 hours a day.

Supports dynamic pricing

Concession operators can use vehicle count data to operate dynamic pricing based on road occupancy at peak and off-peak times.


Navtech’s Intelligent Transport System (ITS) will find a stopped vehicle or wrong-way driver in seconds so operators can get assistance to road users faster. The same system can provide further actionable data such as vehicle count and classification.

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