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Traffic Data

We have all seen the guys sitting at road junctions in hi-viz, with a counter, monitoring the traffic to collect data on the types of vehicles, busy and quiet times, and where there are pinch points and bottlenecks that cause issues in traffic building up.

This data is then used by planners, estate managers and local authorities to plan how to improve traffic flow in future works. The data is good, but it needs to be compiled and assessed manually, and the result can be hard to visualise.


Using a drone to carry out traffic surveys can reduce the time these types of surveys take, and provide a fantastic visual representation of how the traffic moves and flows through your site or road network.

The first stage is we come to the site and carry out surveys using our drones at a range of times throughout the day. The data is captured in 4K video, and by itself gives an idea of the flow of traffic, however, we take this a stage further.

Partnering with a company based in Europe called Data From Sky and using the power of AI, these videos are evaluated and we are able to provide the video with an overlay, which shows:

  • A count of the vehicles
  • Detect and categorise the different types of vehicles using the roads, including pedestrians and cyclists
  • Show each vehicle's speed and direction
  • Show a heatmap of holdups and bottlenecks
  • Shows movement patterns

By using this service you can find where the issues are on your site, on road networks or in car parks, and it can help to build a picture of the typical behaviours of motorists and other road users, which can help to plan adjustments to improve flow and increase safety for everybody. The video below shows the typical type of report that would be gained from this AI analysis:

To ensure the operation is carried out in the safest manner possible, it’s important to make sure who you use for traffic surveys with a drone is fully qualified to do so, holds the correct permissions from the Civilian Aviation Authority, and is adequately insured to cover both you and them in the unlikely event that something unexpected happens, fortunately, Quayle Industries Ltd has you covered!

We are based in Newark-On-Trent so can easily travel to any part of the UK if needed. If you are looking for an experienced drone pilot contact us by calling 0333 2104420 or email hello@quayleindustries.co.uk

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