We put out our two video camera units yesterday and programmed them to start recording this morning at 6:00 a.m. They are at two busy intersections with no intersections or driveways between them. We’ll be able to make sure the counted cars going between the two intersections add up over the twelve hour study. We are also counting cars the old fashioned way (manually) at the intersections from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. to give us a baseline. Bonus – the weather is bad (low of about 30 degrees
Fahrenheit, High of about 40 degrees Fahrenheit, it started raining at 2:00 p.m., wind of about 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, rain likely transitioning
from rain to sleet to snow over the course of the afternoon).
As promised, here are a few pictures from today. I was happy to find out the units are a lot more inconspicuous at an intersection than in my driveway.
Miovision is working on a bracketing system so we could remove the tripod legs and strap the unit to a pole. That will be a much better system for urban areas.