The traffic data specialists.
We're experts at helping organisations collect and process road traffic data. Our hardware gives you a superlative level of accuracy and dependability, and our software intelligently helps you analyse and present your data. We're committed to making reliable products - developed in house - and providing excellent support to our customers.
Powerful software, actionable results.
Understanding your data in clearer and more varied ways empowers you to make better decisions when it comes to addressing road or bicycle traffic-related problems. Often, funding grants can hinge upon the presence of useable data. MetroCount Traffic Executive, our software package, provides just that useability as it continues to lead the field with its interpretive power and flexibility.
MTE gives you the ability to seamlessly combine related data samples and then filter them according to your specific context, interpreting the raw data in a totally non-destructive way. For example, you could be looking for whether the 85th percentile of trucks exceed the speed limit around noon on public holidays. MTE can graphically present that information straight away and lets you modify your parameters to hone the result.
How it works
Sensors are laid over or into the road, picking up either axle hits or magnetic signatures depending on the sensor used. The precise time of these triggers are stored in a roadside unit nearby, which is retrieved by operators or automatically sent to our servers over mobile data networks. This information can then be processed at any time by MetroCount Traffic Executive to understand road conditions.
With vehicles passing two paired sensors in quick succession, MTE can use the difference between trigger times to very accurately interpret the speed, direction, length, and number of axles of vehicles that crossed the sensors.
Permanently embedded piezoelectric strips don’t protude from the road. With their high pressure sensitivity, this makes them perfect for unobtrusively surveying bicycles. Our motor vehicle unit allows for 4 inputs – two separate lanes of detailed traffic data from one roadside unit.
Inductive loops are embedded into the road and sense the magnetic signatures of passing vehicles. Requiring only a minimum of running power and stoically reliable, loops are ideal for extreme long-term surveys, especially when powered externally such as with a solar panel. We provide a simple binned data unit and a detailed timestamped data unit; the latter provides length-based vehicle classification.
Eliminate routine site visits with the FieldPod - our technology for accessing traffic survey sites remotely using the mobile data network. The FieldPod service allows data retrieval, status checking, and site management via the internet, enabled by a power-efficient Remote Access Module connected to your roadside unit(s). As a result of having your traffic data automatically delivered to you, you can save on capital expenditure and free up time and resources for more surveys.
25+ years of traffic data research and development
Since 1987, we’ve been listening to the problems and situations of clients around the world. As a result, we’ve developed a deep understanding of the challenges and nuances of traffic data. Here’s what some of our clients had to say about their experience with MetroCount.
From the outset, MetroCount has been on the vanguard of traffic data collection technology. We pioneered the “airliner black box” method of collecting raw data and analysing it after the fact; the method which has now become industry standard. MetroCount’s engineering team has worked hard to create hardware and software of real usefulness, and it shows. We have consistently performed well in independent reviews of our systems’ accuracy.
Winner: 2010 Western Australian Engineering Excellence Awards - Small Company Projects
Finalist: 2010 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards - Small to Medium Manufacturer Export Award
Finalist: 2010 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards - Information & Communication Technology Export Award
Special Commendation: 2009 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards - Information & Communication Technology Export Award
Winner: 2009 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards - Small Business Export Award
Special Commendation: 2008 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards - Small Business Export Award
National Finalist: 2007 Australian Export Awards - Small Business Award
Winner: 2007 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards - Small Business Export Award
National Finalist: 2005 Australian Export Awards - Augment Information & Communications Technology Award
Winner: 2005 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards - Information & Communications Export Award
National Finalist: 2004 Australian Export Awards - First Charlton Communications Information & Communications Technlogy Award
Finalist: 2004 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards - Small to Medium Manufacturer Export Award
Winner: 2004 Western Australian Industry & Export Awards - Information & Communications Export Award
Support is always on hand
Having trouble out on a night installation? With offices in the USA, UK, and Australia, we’re available to call 22 hours a day. No joke! With our three offices, for 22 hours per day, at least one MetroCount office is open for business. Factor in our ongoing email support, and we’re effectively open 24/7. We’ve made a wealth of support resources available: a series of video tutorials, a staff-attended support & discussion forum, in-person training courses which we run, and of course comprehensive documentation on MetroCount Traffic Executive. We pride ourselves on our level of client support.