New radar based system in guardrail??

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  1. tsugsr

    tsugsr PSL +5 Intermediate User

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    Anyone seen this? I just saw a picture on Facebook so no clue if its real or is what the person said it is. The person who posted it is out of Canada (unsure what part) and said only "new police radar"

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    kpatz 35.5, 35.5, and more 35.5 Advanced User Premium Member

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    I saw that too and thought of posting here, probably the same pic being shared all over kingdom come, with no information whatsoever as to what and where it is.
     
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    protias Retired CM enthusiast Advanced User Premium Member

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    Those guardrails are dangerous. You never know when they'll jump out at you!
     
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    It would be shame if someone crashed into the guard rail right at that spot.


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    I have seen that pic over here too. The person that posted it on facebook stated that it was in the UK but considering other things he posted, he's no expert ;).
     
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    It would be a shame for someone to cover that with anti-radar foam... ;)
     
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    OpenRoad Must go faster Advanced User Premium Member

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    Kind of pointless if it is stuck in a fixed position. Just drive 100 mph up to it, slow to PSL, then back to 100. They might as well put speed bumps there, would be cheaper. (But speed bumps don't make money, do they?)
     
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    Pretty much. It'll be put in a database. Use Waze or Cheetah, and enjoy yourself.
     
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    Yeah doesn't seem like a great idea.
     
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    That radar system is used on one European country (I don't remember what one). The same designer of this one:

    radares1sn5.
     
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    Higado de Acero Whisky is liquid sunshine. Advanced User

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    or spray paint the camera... way cheaper...



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    Scary thing...
     
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    I think I have found the answer to this one. It is a Traffic Control Systems LMS-06 Traffic Observer. It uses laser scans of the enforcement area to identify speeding vehicles, then triggers a high speed camera to snap a picture of the offender. It has a detection range of 60 feet. It is made in Germany and is known to be deployed in Switzerland.

    There are also mobile variants available.

    I believe we have AU members who have posted video of encounters with similar devices.

    The manufacturere's website is here http://www.cesag.com/page_21_0

    and a brochure that I pulled from the site on the LMS-04 is attached to this post.
     

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    That is interesting. I have to agree that there does not seem to be a very good idea... unless the guard rails start popping out I/o ha
     
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    It's pretty similar in function if its the Traffic Observer, but we have the Vitronic PoliscanSpeed (currently only deployed in Western Australia), which is another automated LIDAR camera with a max range of about 250ft also with multi-lane scanning abilities.

    Looks like it could be the Autovelox, which has been mentioned by our European members ;

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=autovelox&client=firefox-a&hs=MgN&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:eek:fficial&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=f8u1UY3IGIqkigfe-IGADQ&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=926
     
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    As switch626 already wrote, it's a Traffic Observer and is only used in Switzerland.

    There were posting and mass mails all around Europe a couple of years ago, which stated that this is the newest speed device in every country. The truth is, that it is only used in Switzerland so far. Though there is a similar device called "TraffiSection" which measures the average speed between two points. It uses the same SICK-Laser as the Traffic Observer.

    The working principle is similar to the Poliscan and detection is very good. Due to the rotating mirror it is very difficult to jam. Pulsrate is lower than Poliscan btw.
     
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