The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that it will be testing the efficacy of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera systems and Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) beacons at various locations along expressways and major thoroughfares from today until 2019.
It noted that the use of ANPR technology will facilitate enforcement, while DSRC beacons will also be installed in some areas to enhance positioning accuracy in Singapore’s highly urbanised environment.
"These tests will enable LTA to determine the performance and reliability of such technologies under various real-life environmental and traffic conditions for future traffic management systems which will leverage Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology," the authority said.
LTA also stated that these technologies do not require heavy physical infrastructure and will be mounted on existing roadside infrastructure such as overhead bridges, overhead gantry signages, lamp posts, as well as EMAS gantries.
The equipment installation for testing will be placed on the following areas:
The picture is the example of the equipment installation for testing on the existing road.
It added that testing equipment will also be mounted onto vehicles, which will be deployed at localised areas such as Tuas South from April 2018, before expanding island-wide for testing.