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NSW continues installation of freight camera technology

The installation of NSW’s machine-learning camera continues to take place, this time in the state’s north west

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is continuing the installation of its machine-learning traffic cameras across the state. 

The state’s north-west is now being targeted, with cameras to be installed at the Golden Highway-Denman Road intersection in Denman, Barrier Highway in Nyngan and at the Bourke Road-Kidman Way intersection in Cobar. 

So far, more than 20 have been installed across New South Wales, with cameras initially installed in north and south regions of NSW. 

High-definition pictures of heavy vehicles are taken by the cameras before they are then classified into the type of vehicle in transit and the type of cargo being transported. 

The solar-powered technology is seen as another that can help manage NSW’s increasing freight volumes, which are expected to increase by 28 per cent by 2036 over a 2018 baseline. 

TfNSW says the trial will help it better understand freight movements to help reduce congestion, improve road safety outcomes and encourage more efficient deliveries. 

TfNSW says the trial aims to assist in the long-term planning of freight movement across the state. 

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