Scout Video Collection Traffic Monitoring

Scout video collection unit traffic monitoring installed in Hoboken

In case you weren’t looking at your smartphone and “liking” endless baby and cat photos on your “social network,” you might have noticed these newly installed poles at each intersection in Hoboken. They’re part of the Miovision Technologies Scout video collection unit system.

Miovision Technologies Scout Video Collection Unit

What is Hoboken doing? Counting? Spying? Monitoring? Wasting?

At first glance, these little video pods are simply for just “counting cars.” What Hoboken is going to do with that data is unknown. What revelations are they going to come up with? Stuff we already know like “Hoboken is overdeveloped, whoops?”

But don’t let your guard down just yet. These babies also have the capability to record and store license plate numbers.

So one day they’re counting, and the next they’re monitoring every move a car makes?

It’s kind of sad that people can no longer use their minds and common sense anymore, and instead need (with false hope) to rely on “external brains.”

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5 Comments on "Scout Video Collection Traffic Monitoring"

spiffy
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spiffy

Transportation engineer or not, I looked at the miovision website too, and there are provisions to turn these devices into plate tracking mechanisms.

homeworld
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Not the model depicted in this post. [quote comment=”221843″]Transportation engineer or not, I looked at the miovision website too, and there are provisions to turn these devices into plate tracking mechanisms.[/quote]

homeworld
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Miovision is for conducting traffic counts for studies. It’s no different than having someone sit at an intersection keeping tracking of turning movements using a device like this: http://www.jamartech.com/TMBs.html

The resolution of a Miovision camera is nowhere near good enough to discern your license plate or anything else of any significance. It’s like a webcam on a stick.

Source: I’m a Transportation Engineer and have used Miovision cameras for traffic studies in Hudson and Bergen Counties.

More information: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/refdata/roadway/traffic.shtm

spiffy
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spiffy

Amazing how that works. They create a mess. Then they need residents to foot the bill to figure out how to fix it. Always some holy grail solution that never pans out. Maybe those cameras can stare at the hertz cars that are stealing parking from drivers too.

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