Press Release - September 2015


SpeedGard Traffic Calming System



The Crosby, a gated community in Rancho Santa Fe California, has purchased the TDS SpeedGard system for calming of traffic on a major roadway inside the gated community. SpeedGard™ was designed to provide a photo enforcement tool for detecting the speed of vehicles and capturing multiple front and rear images of vehicles which exceed a user defined speed threshold. It provides 24 hour speed enforcement for use in Home Owner Associations, School Zones, Work Zones, Municipal and Rural highways, and any other locations where there is a need to calm traffic. The tool is evidence driven and is a most effective tool in reducing speeds and increasing safety. The LIDAR's measure the speed of each passing vehicle. When a vehicle exceeds a user configurable maximum speed, the digital cameras capture a series of front and rear images of the vehicle and its license plate. SpeedGard™ provides undeniable proof of speed violations. The SpeedGard™ consists of two LIDAR, 2 cameras, two invisible LED flash units, a processor and a wireless access point. Each SpeedGard™ unit comes pre-installed with software for setting speed thresholds and managing data. Event data and photos of speed violator vehicles can be remotely accessed from any web browser. Enforcement methods may range from warning letters to citations. The violations and the association images can be downloaded via the built in wireless interface. In locations where netoworks already exist, the violations and images can be uploaded to a central location for processing. Furthermore TDS will provide violation processing and data management services if desired. Automatic license plate number reading is also available for implementation if the system needs to compare license numbers with an existing database for detection of vehicles of interest.

Transport Data Systems designs, develops, produces, and sells automatic vehicle classification and license plate capture products for the fare collection, commercial vehicle operations, parking lot access, school bus enforcement, and border crossing markets.

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