Lofty Ideals: The Use by MDOT of 90-Foot Concrete Poles on Which to Mount CCTV Equipment Reduces the Number of Poles Needed to Monitor a Given Area and Incidences of Occlusion

This article discusses some of the intelligent transportation system (ITS) and Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) features being integrated into the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) on its I-96, I-94, and I-69 roadways. These new networks will be integrated into the Michigan Intelligent Transportation Systems (MITS) backbone statewide, and will include comprehensive control of dynamic message signs, vehicle detectors, and a wireless interface. The closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras used employ electronic image stabilization (EIS) and are placed at the top of towering poles at regular intervals along the roadway. These cameras monitor the area to alert the system when there has been an accident- providing location, severity, and traffic queues that have developed as a result. Height in the poles is useful as it eliminates glare from the horizon in addition to providing a greater viewing area.

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  • Accession Number: 01050419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2007 8:15PM