Spanish technology company Indra is to expand the bus lane monitoring solution used by Chile’s public transportation system Transantiago in the country’s capital, Santiago.
The contract, valued at US$3.1 million (€2.8 million) expands the system previously installed by Indra and comprises a platform featuring video recording, management and analysis tools; vehicle registration plate detection and list cross-check applications, as well as traffic violation processing systems.
Indra’s technology will provide additional vehicle registration plate monitoring at 106 points across the city, in addition to the 41 installed during the previous phase and checking them against a database of vehicles authorised to use bus lanes. In the event of an unauthorised vehicle, the system monitors it to verify whether it is driving in the bus lane exclusive for turning lane or using it to avoid traffic, in which case an infraction is issued when the vehicle passes along two consecutive inspection points.
The new contract includes 106 panoramic cameras and 134 cameras that can detect registration plates and report each traffic violation to the Strategic Inspection Centre for manual verification.