Additional ‘machine learning’ cameras on the way

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has announced four new locations where ‘machine learning’ cameras will be installed in the coming weeks.

TfNSW has been regularly installing a number of machine learning traffic counting and classifying cameras across the state since late last year.

These cameras are equipped to take photos of heavy vehicles that then classify the type of vehicle in transit and the type of cargo being transported.

Truckies can expect to see cameras installed at the following locations over the coming weeks:

  • Golden Hwy Putty Rd/Mitchell Line of Rd, Whittingham
  • New England Hwy, Liddell
  • Pacific Hwy at Raleigh, 1.5km North of Bellinger River bridge
  • Newell Hwy, Bridge Namoi River, Cooma Rd Narrabri.

The units are also able to track changes in load. If a shipping container truck entered a location carrying one container and left with two containers the platform contains a record of this change.

This heavy vehicle traffic information is helping Transport for NSW shape the future of freight, to better understand freight movements, improve road safety, and enable more efficient deliveries.

The cameras are not used for enforcement or monitoring people or private vehicles, says TfNSW.

Aside from the above locations, TfNSW says similar cameras can also be found at:

  • Cockfighters Bridge, Wollombi Brook
  • Thomas Mitchell Dr, Muswellbrook
  • Kamilaroi Hwy/Waverley Road Railway Crossing, Werris Creek
  • Curlewis Railway Crossing
  • Sheahan Bridge (northbound only), Gundagai
  • Foreshore Road, Port Botany, Sydney
  • Hexham Bridge (South Bound only), Newcastle
  • Stockton Bridge, Newcastle
  • Tighes Hill Bridge, Newcastle
  • Moorebank Road, Moorebank, Sydney.

For more information, please visit the Machine Learning cameras webpage.

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