The VivaCity Sensor Platform.

An advanced road space usage monitoring service which combines

  • IoT Sensor
  • Cloud Database
  • API and Dashboard

For access to a real-time and historic data view on different types of transport modes, how they use roads and pathways, and how they interact within the sensor field of view.

Our traffic sensor data allows users to gain a better understanding of live and historic transport mode usage and flows, and how this is changing over time.

This is supporting strategic decision making to improve the road network and urban environment, helping to make environments smarter, safer and more sustainable.

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Counts, Classification, Paths, Journey Time, Speed and more, all from the same traffic sensor.

  • Classified Counts – Pedestrian – Cyclist – Motorbike – Car – Taxi – Van/LGV – OGV 1 – OGV 2 – Public Service Vehicles/Buses. E-scooters and micro mobility to be added in early 2021.
  • Vehicle Path across the road space to understand how different vehicles interact and to assess junction turning counts.
  • Median Journey Time of road users with number plates between any two sensors within the network.
  • Speed to capture travel behaviour, stopped vehicle detection and identify queue formation.
  • Origin/Destination can count a vehicle along routes between two sensors (points) for insight into traffic levels and travel patterns, tracked by anonymously hashed ANPR.
  • Near Misses track paths to identify dangerous interactions between vulnerable road users and vehicles.
  • Sensor Image on request, a blurred image or low-res video of the road space to help understand abnormal behaviour on a live data feed.

Enhanced services

  • Cloud-based data collection, where we can apply Artificial Intelligence to existing CCTV, for live and historic videos.
  • Future predictions, where our state-of-the-art AI prediction approaches forecast traffic flows with unprecedented accuracy.

Our underlying technology is flexible for a wide range of applications. By incorporating computer vision algorithms, IoT hardware and control systems, and optimization algorithms, we can do anything a human can do to gather from the road, but in a much more efficient and effective way.

Discover what makes VivaCity sensors unique and how we compared to other technologies.


How does VivaCity's traffic sensor work?

Sensor Hardware

The sensor contains a local ‘edge’ processor which takes video from the in-built camera and runs machine learning algorithms to extract relevant data. With each frame of video under normal operation deleted immediately after processing, only anonymous data is extracted, stored and transmitted.

Sensor Software

Our machine learning algorithm processes each frame of video to extract the location and classification of each road user. Only anonymous features are stored and the video frame is deleted.

Cloud Software

The sensors have mobile connectivity, enabling data gathered to be sent to the cloud. This also enables remote access to sensors at any time to view operation status, enable remote debugging and maintenance, and action remote updates as functionality is improved.


The data is processed into a database, giving clients access to both live and historical data, via the VivaCity Dashboard and/or API.

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Keeping personal data safe and private is critical to the success of this technology and our privacy-by-design principles. Our sensors do not collect personal data, and none of our clients can use our technologies to gather any kind of personal data, ever.


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