Access Control on Bus reserved lanes

Sandro Francalanci / 07 May 2017 10:15

ITS Domain(s):
Public transport
  • National
  • Urban


The same technology used in Rome for limited access zones based on electronic gates has been used also for organize access to public transport reserved lanes.

Results/Lessons Learnt

For each vehicle crossing the gate a picture of the plate is taken with a camera operating in infrared spectrum. An OCR software recognize the plate numbers ans characthers  and after this the system look for the plate sequence in a database where authorized vehicles are recordered. If a valid match is not found all data (picture,plate number, date, time, gate number) after a validation made by a public officier are sent to the municipality office that process violations and send fine to vehicle owner. Categories of vehicles authorized include:bus, taxi, private taxi, disabled people's vehicles. Mopeds and motorbikes are not authorized.

The number of reserved lanes equipped with electronic gates is 20 and design for new gates is in progress.

Technology readiness level
  • TRL 8 - System complete and qualified
  • TRL 9 - Actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing in the case of key enabling technologies; or in space)
Tags / keywords:
traffic management
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