Take Timely Action with Jetson Orin NX: Dealing with Complex Traffic Control Situation

Hardware: NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX

Application: Video Analytics in Traffic Intersections

Industry: Traffic Control

Deployment Location: Global

In an increasingly interconnected world where urbanization continues to surge, the challenges posed by traffic congestion have become more pressing than ever before. Traditional traffic management solutions, relying on outdated infrastructure and manual interventions, are failing to keep pace with the exponential growth in vehicular traffic. Our cities are at a tipping point, with clogged roadways, wasted fuel, and heightened environmental concerns becoming the norm. We should address these issues promptly and efficiently, harnessing the power of modern Edge AI technology to revolutionize the way we manage traffic.


The primary challenge that this innovative solution addresses lies in the efficient utilization of an abundance of traffic signal data collected from an intricate web of IP camera networks strategically positioned across the city. These data streams encompass a wealth of critical information, including traffic direction, license plate, pedestrian traffic volume, and more, all vital for ensuring smooth and safe urban mobility.

However, the real challenge arises in the seamless transformation of this valuable raw data into real-time instructions that can effectively manage and optimize traffic flow throughout the city. It’s not merely about gathering information; it’s about processing, analyzing, and translating it into actionable insights that can be swiftly implemented to alleviate congestion, reduce travel times, enhance safety, and minimize environmental impact.


This comprehensive solution encompasses two pivotal functions with the full GPU-accelerated power of NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX: Traffic Flow Intersection Monitoring and Crime Prevention, both working in concert to create safer and more efficient urban environments.

  • Powered by state-of-the-art traffic object detection and tracking algorithms, this system extracts detailed traffic information, categorizing vehicles by direction and type at key intersections. This data forms the foundation of a dynamic traffic big data system, influencing road alignment, lane selection, and signal optimization. Additionally, the system enhances pedestrian safety by recognizing pedestrians and moving objects at crosswalks, offering voice-guided assistance synchronized with walking signals. Beyond optimizing traffic flow, it prioritizes safety and fostering pedestrian-friendly streets.
  • To elevate urban security, it boasts rapid vehicle detection, swift license plate recognition, and vehicle brand identification. These capabilities provide a robust security net, enabling law enforcement to respond promptly to potential threats. Seamlessly integrated into urban surveillance, these tools contribute to a safer city environment, instilling confidence in residents and visitors.

Check out our wiki for more step-by-step guidance about how to use the CVEDIA platform to build these traffic detection demos we mentioned before!

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September 2023