More cameras installed to track truck movements around NSW

Three more cameras are being installed to track freight movements around NSW.

The new locations are:

  • Cobb Hwy/Sturt Hwy, Hay
  • Silver City Hwy, Wentworth
  • Barrier Hwy, Broken Hill.

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) said the new locations form part of a trial using “state-of-the-art counting and classifying cameras to better understand freight movements to help reduce congestion, improve road safety outcomes, and encourage more efficient deliveries.”

TfNSW said the cameras are not used for law enforcement in any way.

Instead, it said the technology is seen as another tool that can be used to help manage increasing freight volumes, which are expected to increase across NSW by 28 per cent by 2036.

High-definition pictures of heavy vehicles are taken by the cameras, which are then classified into the type of vehicle in transit and the type of cargo being transported.

“This heavy vehicle traffic information will enable Transport for NSW to better understand freight movements with the aim of assisting long-term planning for the movement of goods in NSW,” said the project’s website.

According to the same site, there is a radar sensor and camera on the unit that takes a picture of the heavy vehicles when certain criteria are met.

After the picture is taken, artificial intelligence within the unit can tell the difference between different types of heavy vehicles, for example, a container carrying heavy vehicle, B-double or semi-trailer.

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.

Other locations in the ‘machine learning project’ include:

• Sheahan Bridge (northbound only),
• Foreshore Road, Port Botany, Sydney
• Hexham Bridge (South Bound only),
Stockton Bridge, Tighes Hill Bridge,
• Moorebank Avenue, Moorebank, Sydney
• Cockfighters Bridge, Wollombi Brook
• Thomas Mitchell Drive, Muswellbrook
• Newell Hwy x Lizard Dr/Old Brewery Rd,

1 Comment

  1. “Cobb Hwy/Sturt Hwy, Hay
    Silver City Hwy, Wentworth
    Barrier Hwy, Broken Hill…

    …better understand freight movements to help reduce congestion”
    LMFAO, congestion at those locations. Pull the other one.

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