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The Roads and Traffic Agency (Agentschap Wegen & Verkeer) is fully committed to keeping roads safe in the wintertime. Its teams work with a network of contractors and partners, who sprinkle salt on the roads to prevent slippery surfaces.
Streamlining and digitizing the entire process
To manage this process, the agency has a system in place to determine the slipperiness of the road network across a series of measuring points. When a measuring point indicates potential frost risk, teams are sent out to collect salt or brine in storage compounds along the highways.
At this moment there is no central management and control system in place to streamline the process. That is about to change: Tein Technology has been chosen to digitize the entire process, so as to enhance the agency’s way of working.Read more
The former dispatch environments of the Flemish Tunnel Centre (VTC) and the Flemish Traffic Centre (VVC) were merged one and a half years ago. Today, everything is controlled by the Traffic Centre.
One of the centre’s key missions is to secure and monitor the tunnel network in Flanders out of an operating room in Antwerp. For the next eight years, Tein Technology will assist the centre in creating an efficient and unified speech and communication platform.Read more
In cooperation with the Flemish government, Tein Technology has launched a unique project to improve safety in the region’s tunnel network. The primary testing ground for this innovative AI approach to tunnel safety is one of the country’s most used tunnels: the Kennedy tunnel in Antwerp.
AI for a safer future on the road
The Flemish Traffic Centre, part of the Flemish Roads & Traffic Agency, called on Tein Technology to develop a system to improve tunnel safety with a ground-breaking configuration, combining a state-of-the-art camera system with additional AI analysis software.
The camera systems currently in use in the Flemish tunnel network are built with traditional technology These systems compare live imagery with predefined references of specific cases that might compromise tunnel safety. The problem is, the traditional image comparison technology cannot fully capture the continuously changing conditions inside the tunnel, setting off false alarms all too often, and missing out on less common dangerous situations.
For the coming 4 years, Tein Technology will remain the go-to maintenance partner for the Brussels Capital Region government’s MANBRU ethernet technical network. This network transmits all technical data required for effective mobility management by the MOBIRIS centre.
This data includes:
- All data of the Brussels tunnel network, with 26 tunnels involved: video, emergency telephones, AID, PMV, CO-Nox detection, fire detection and more.
- All data coming from the major roads at the heart of the Brussels region: crossroads feed, traffic light management system.
- All data from the part of the city’s ringway under the jurisdiction of the Brussels Region: 24 PTZ cameras.
Finally, the contract includes the maintenance of all hardware and software of MOBIRIS centre’s CCTV infrastructure.