Freight volumes monitored by cameras in NSW

Truck monitoring cameras are being installed across NSW.

A program is being continued to install machine learning traffic cameras across New South Wales.

The state’s north and west regions will be part of the latest trial using the state-of-the-art technology conducted by Transport for NSW.

Counting and classifying cameras are being installed to “better understand freight movements to help reduce congestion, improve road safety outcomes, and encourage more efficient deliveries” according to a departmental statement issued today.

The technology is seen as another tool that can be used to help manage increasing freight volumes, which are expected to increase across NSW by 28 per cent by 2036 over a 2018 baseline.

The new cameras will be installed at the following locations:

  • Castlereagh Hwy, Lightning Ridge
  • Carnarvon Hwy, Moree
  • Gwydir Hwy, Glen Innes
  • New England Hwy, Tenterfield
  • Bengalla Rd, Bengalla
  • John Renshaw Dr, Buttai
  • John Renshaw Dr, Buchanan

High-definition pictures of heavy vehicles are taken by the cameras, which are then classified into the type of vehicle in transit and the type of cargo being transported.

This heavy vehicle traffic information will enable Transport for NSW to better understand freight movements with the aim of assisting long-term planning for the movement of goods in NSW.

The cameras, according to Transport for NSW, are not used for enforcement.

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