Good Data and Analysis is Essential
Technology is changing quickly. Our team is encouraged to identify and utilise new technology and use it to add value to our clients and allow them to make better informed decisions. Good data does not need to be expensive, and the benefit of good data utimately can provide cost benefits in the overall outcome or solution.
From UAV/Drone surveys through to network wide mass spatial analysis our team has the skills and experience to help.
Our team can scope, implement and analyse UAV surveys. We are experienced in ensuring that flight plans are lodged and traffic management plans are approved for UAV work. Our UAV is powered by a tether system and can fly for long periods powered from the ground by a generator. This provides many advantages over traditional UAV systems.
We use a range of AI tools to process the UAV video footage to provide an accurate and lasting record of traffic counts and delay information.
Safety / Behavioural Surveys
UAV’s can be used for more than just traffic counts. Our team have been utilising them to determine lane discipline on rural highways and to understand the different speed profiles throughout the curve development.
Other behaviours which can be discreetly observed via UAV include merging at passing lane terminations, risky manoeuvres at intersections and understanding pedestrian desire lines.
We have undertaken a range of ‘big data’ and spatial analysis to assess large areas or corridors to identify and prioritise improvements. Through the mass calculation of the personal and collective risk, and development of a safety level of service based on the general flow crash prediction models contained within the Crash Compendium to the NZTA Economic Evaluation Manual.
This allows for quick and cost effective analysis of networks to assist in funding applications or to prioritise existing funding.
Travel Time and Speed Monitoring
All our team members have access to Google based tools which allows them to setup travel time and speed monitoring on any sites or corridors where they require data to inform their investigations and reporting.
This is an extremely cost effective method for determining speed environments, providing data to calibrate transport models, to understand travel time reliability or monitor the impact of projects or speed changes pre and post implementation.
Roundabout UAV Analysis
The complex dual lane 5 legged roundabout below was surveyed to determine entry and exit lanes and observe the frequency of certain conflicts which were perceived to be an issue.