The New South Wales Government will use new counting and classifying cameras to better understand freight movements to help reduce congestion, improve road safety outcomes and encourage more efficient deliveries.
Using world-first camera technology, Transport for NSW is continuing to install machine learning traffic cameras across the state in the north.
Transport for NSW said the new technology can be used to help manage increasing freight volumes which are expected to increase by 28 per cent in the state by 2036, over a 2018 baseline.
The new cameras will be installed at the following locations:
Golden Highway Putty Road/Mitchell Line of Road, Whittingham
New England Highway, Liddell
Pacific Highway at Raleigh, 1.5km north of Bellinger River bridge
High-definition pictures of heavy vehicles are taken by the cameras, which are then classified into the type of vehicle in transit and the type of cargo being transported.
According to Transport for NSW, the cameras will not be used for “enforcement or monitoring people or private vehicles”.
“This heavy vehicle traffic information will enable Transport for NSW to better understand freight movements with the aim of assisting long-term planning for the movement of goods in NSW,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
More information, including a current list of locations, can be viewed here.