In-vehicle video recording is becoming commonplace on all forms of private and public transportation, making possible real-time event monitoring on cars, buses, trains and MRT for ensuring personal security and public safety. In addition to personal security and public safety, there is also a growing demand for in-vehicle audiovisual recording on more specialized vehicles such as police cars and ambulances. Similar to having black boxes equipped on commercial airplanes, audiovisual recording is required for documenting activities that take place within the perimeter of these vehicles, ensuring all evidence remain untainted and therefore undisputed.
Transportation infrastructure comes in various forms and all are critical to not only the movement of people and cargos but also national security. Just like airports, railroads and bridges, many people count on car ferries for their daily commute and business operations; therefore special precautions by way of video surveillance, traffic control and coordination of service must be taken, via strategically installed marine control systems, to ensure safety for passengers and vehicles.
In populous metropolitan areas where traffic flow is heavy, keeping traffic under control and maintaining road safety have become a tricky problem because of sparse traffic law enforcement. Traffic violations such as speeding, median crossing and running a red light are often neglected, giving rise to more serious offences and worse traffic congestion as drivers ignore the possibility of getting caught.
Combining all the elements needed for bus surveillance and monitoring while at the same time offering quality display output and performance for digital signage and media is no easy task. Add in the need for robust design and excellent vibration and shock resistance, and few devices can live up to the task. The demands of this application include:
There is a lot of money in buses. The typical bus system is built from the ground up with the chassis, framer, air conditioning, dashboard, electronic cabinet and fare collection systems sourced from a variety of manufacturers. So the typical bus costs somewhere between US$300,000 and US$700,000.
Medical applications are particularly time-critical since every minute matters. Therefore, healthcare institutes around the world have proposed and deployed the operating model of “connected ambulance”. The concept behind “connected ambulance” indicates an integration of networking, compute and graphical technologies to be installed in ambulance. These technologies will enable the ambulance with real time connectivity, data processing and video communications. In other words, the “connected ambulance” will function as a hub between patients and hospital, and preliminary diagnose can be performed to shorten the treatment procedure once the patient arrives the destination hospital. In fact, it is predicted that streaming of data and video will be one of the primary purposes of a connected ambulance.