Vehicle Classification / Road Usage Estimation

The Vehicle Classification / Road Usage Estimation solution offers anyone in the supply chain of transport, from pickup trucks to buses, the ability to track and understand how an individual vehicle is being used. This can be of great business importance if you are comparing two vehicles for fleet management purposes.

Vehicle classification is a step in the process of using road usage data for traffic analytics. This can be done either manually or through software. In order for companies to keep track of their fleet over time, it's important to first classify each vehicle by type and also differentiate between commercial and non-commercial road usage (bus, truck, van, car, motorbikes, bicycles).

What is Vehicle Classification / Road Usage Estimation?

Vehicle classifications are used to determine how a vehicle can be used on public roads. This can be done through the use of road user classification schemes, which identify and classify vehicles according to their intended use. These schemes are based on data such as weight, height and width to determine whether a vehicle will fit into specific lanes on a highway or not.

Road usage analytics enables you to analyze the entire road network in your country in order to improve traffic flow and save fuel consumption. It also provides information about traffic congestion so that it can be reduced or eliminated completely.

Use Cases

  • In Traffic Surveillance to detect and count the number of vehicles on a road.

  • In Automated Parking Systems to find an empty parking spot.

  • In Congestion Pricing systems to calculate the fee for a vehicle entering a congested area.

  • At Gas Stations, to automatically detect the type of vehicle and charge the customer accordingly.

  • At Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, to automatically detect the type of vehicle and provide the correct charger.

  • In Self-driving Cars, to detect other vehicles on the road and avoid collisions.

Key Features of Vehicle Classification / Road Usage Estimation

  • A simple and easy way to classify vehicles by road usage.

  • The solution can distinguish between commercial and non-commercial vehicles.

  • The solution provides a variety of categories, including buses, trucks, vans, cars, motorbikes, bicycles, etc.

  • Traffic forecasting (time of day & days of the week)

  • Traffic incident detection (traffic jams)

  • Traffic speed monitoring & reporting

Benefits of using a Vehicle Classification / Road Usage Estimation solution

  • Improve safety and environmental effects on road users.

  • Improve traffic flow and congestion management.

  • Reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

  • Identify possible gaps in the fleet management process.

  • Measure the impacts of specific policies on different types of vehicles.

  • To help government agencies plan and allocate resources for different types of vehicles as well as for specific types of roads.

  • Provides a better insight into the traffic flow and can be used to predict future congestion.

  • The data is also useful for municipalities to make informed decisions about where to build new roads or widen existing ones.

  • It can help guide an individual on how to get home safely from work, school or any other destination.

Potential Industries for the Vehicle Classification / Road Usage Estimation solution

  • Transportation (truck, bus, van)

  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity)

  • Healthcare (medical transportation, transport of patients)

  • Entertainment (entertainment venues)

  • Mining (mining vehicles)

  • Tourism, leisure and entertainment

  • Logistics, freight and courier

  • Governments and Municipalities