Q-Free (OSE: QFR), a global leader in mobility solutions for smart city infrastructure, today announced the company is developing improved vehicle analytics and detection for its automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) technology that identifies vehicle class, color, make/model (MMR), and which side of the vehicle is being analyzed.
The vehicle analytics feature is an extension of the company’s Intrada® ALPR which processes more than a billion license plates around the globe each day. As a vendor-agnostic solution, Q-Free sees this as a convenient extension that opens new possibilities for its customers’ operations and business models without the need to change their existing video infrastructure or invest in costly hardware-based alternatives such as radar and laser.
Data from test sites in South America and Asia show surveillance and security operators successfully gathering additional identifying characteristics leveraging existing video detection equipment.
- Vehicle Class – Enables operators to charge differently for motorcycles, cars, and buses.
- Vehicle Color – Helps operators and law enforcement easily locate matching vehicles.
- Vehicle Model/Make – Further helps agencies and officers identify lost or suspect vehicles.
- Vehicle Angle – Determines which side of the vehicle is facing the camera, e.g. front of rear, helpful in determining entry and exit points in parking applications.
The new vehicle analytics are a result of innovative, reliable neural networks, and the company’s machine learning capabilities according to Marco Sinnema, product manager for Q-Free’s Intrada ALPR library. “Work with initial customers continues to train the detection of the neural networks – which is now available in our commercial, off-the-shelf Intrada ALPR library. Early results are showing the system performing with great precision, and we plan on delivering the same unrivaled automation accuracy and low error rates offered in our existing ALPR solutions.”
Since 1984, Q-Free ASA (OSE: QFR), has been facilitating the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, with solutions that connect vehicles, drivers, and communities. Today, Q-Free’s elite brand portfolio features several top names in ITS including Intelight, OpenTMS, Intrada®, ParQSense, and Q-Free HUB. Together, these data-driven solutions improve the travel experience through smart intersection control, coordinated highways and arterials, incident management, toll operations, and parking guidance at the local, regional, and statewide levels.
Headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, Q-Free has annual revenues of approximately 1 billion NOK (100 million USD) and employs 400 transportation enthusiasts in 16 countries.