Hudson Street Cameras

Can anyone shed some light on these puppies?

I see two cameras here at 11th and Hudson. Who runs them? Maxwell Place? The City of Hoboken? Where does this data go? Who analyzes it? What are they looking for? Why aren’t these at each intersection in Hoboken? Tons of questions and no answers. If this is just for the privileged Maxwell Place residents, I’d be pissed!


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lol, no these will be for vehicle queuing, not giving out tickets. They don’t record anything. And I’d imagine Toll Brothers foot the bill for them since they’re the ones that did improvements to that intersection.


[quote comment=”53578″]Are these the two cameras that cost 70 grand?[/quote]

Doubtful b/c they were up well before July when the city spent the money.


Though that is on application for these, another is simply to control the queue of cars. This is a relatively cost efficient solution which is used instead of those inductance coils on the ground near an intersection. It’s just a way for a traffic light to know when it has to turn green, and when it can dedicate that green time to another approach. The cameras are actually hooked up to a computer running vehicle recognition software (i.e. recognizing if a vehicle is there).


I run a division of a company which we purchased several years back. The technology which we develop is applied to many things, ranging from credit card fraud detection, bankruptcy prediction and, strangely enough, railroad crossing and traffic light control. The way it works is similar to the link that homeworld posted above. The cameras monitor oncoming traffic and the software basically makes a prediction as to what the likelihood is that a car will run a red light – the traffic signals are then adjusted dynamically to stop an accident from occurring. In addition, it helps adjust light timings in instances of gridlock to stop mass chaos from occurring at the intersection. This generally also ties into a violations system where tickets can automatically be issued for light-runners, as well as general traffic monitoring and control systems.

What gets me is that these are usually installed in much bigger intersections with much higher traffic volumes. Not sure what the grand plan is here.