More freight monitoring cameras to roll out across NSW

Using world-first camera technology, Transport for NSW is continuing to install machine learning traffic cameras across the state.

A Transport for NSW trial will use new counting and classifying cameras to better understand freight movements to help reduce congestion, improve road safety outcomes and encourage more efficient deliveries.

The new 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 on the Golden Hwy on Denman Road, the Barrier Highway in Nyngan and on Bourke Road/Kidman Way, Cobar.

High-definition pictures of heavy vehicles will be 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.

According to the NSW Government, the cameras are not used for enforcement or monitoring people or private vehicles.

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