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itself to the available bandwidth,"
said Palmer.
The company has also seen a
branch off into different transportation modes.
"For a long time, investment
for fixed route buses for a DVR
would be justified. We're seeing
a lot more systems on paratransit
and smaller vehicles that, in the
past, may not have had a video
system. Agencies are seeing a
return on investment for those
camera systems. We're seeing
more cameras, in the past, we
may have seen two cameras, now
we're seeing a lot more implementation to have four or more
cameras," explained Palmer. "As
we do that, we have larger harddrives, it has become more of the
norm now, they have longer life
and are easier to maintain."
SmartDrive is branching further into the security side of the
transit industry, but also offers

technology that can determine
what is happening outside the bus.
"We've [developed] our radio-based camera system to be
able to implement more computer
vision and learning capabilities
so that we're able to accurately
identify things like signs, signals
and pedestrians if the bus is moving," said Palmer. "I think that
the industry is moving more towards intelligent smart cameras that can help the driver
see and alert them of safety
issues that are happening around
the vehicle."
As technology continues to
develop, there
are continuing
trends that are
appearing in the
field.
"I think that
we will contin-

ue to see computer vision capabilities, whether it is passenger
counting or security or safety.
We'll see cameras not just used
for recording video, but being
fully capable for doing intelligent things
to assist the transit agency," added
Palmer.

SMARTDRIVE'S
SR4™ Hardware
has smaller
footprint and
supports
computer vision
and ADAS
capabilities.

SmartDrive

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