With motorway management, access to accurate and timely data is critical. Organisations need to understand what is going on at any point in time to take proactive action and maximise operational and strategic effectiveness. With millions of data points being generated across road networks every minute, there is also much additional intelligence to be gained from the data collected during routine photo enforcement activities.
Alcyon iQ is Redflex’s advanced monitoring, data matching and real-time alerting platform.
The solution is based on an event-driven architecture whereby camera systems publish events such as vehicle detections to the Alcyon iQ server, which then triggers microservices on the server to create new events if a match is found against the stored hotlist. Incident event data is then transported to Alcyon iQ and processed.
In the platform, event consumers “listen” for events and then carry out specific processing for each type of event. A typical example would be the logging of a camera detection at an initial point then subsequent matching at a second detection point followed by the calculation of average speed within a zone and the generation of an offence incident file should the speed limit be exceeded.
The same data can be used for multiple event types and applications – e.g. as well as average (point-to-point) speed analysis, the data can also used to detect white/black listed vehicles or provide information on traffic congestion for subsequent alerting.
All camera event information is stored for later BI processing.