Tattile: Traffic surveillance and monitoring in the Spanish capital

November 17, 2020




Tattile: Traffic surveillance and monitoring in the Spanish capital



Spanish traffic authorities (Dirección General de Trafico) have chosen Tattile cameras for a road surveillance project in the Spanish capital Madrid. Altogether 45 Tattile Vega Smart 2HD cctv traffic monitoring cameras have been installed for two main purposes.


The first use case involves 14 cameras which are used to control the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (Vehículos de Alta Ocupación or VAO) in the greater area of Madrid. Road control takes place in both ways: in the morning when commuters enter the urban area of Madrid as well as in the afternoon after normal office hours when the traffic streams leaves the city again. The smart ANPR traffic cameras are used to count the number of vehicles using the VAO lanes and, at the same time, to create an origin-destination matrix.

The 31 remaining Tattile Vega Smart 2HD cameras have been deployed to analyze the traffic flow along the radial highways which are departing the center of Madrid. The information taken by these traffic surveillance smart cameras are used for different purposes such as origin-destination; definition of the travel time, and various statistics.


In addition to these everyday tasks, the newly installed Tattile traffic surveillance and monitoring cameras are used for specific campaigns, such as to check if vehicles have insurance coverage and a valid technical revision plate which is requested by law.