# Is there any Low cost sensor or sensory circuit which can figure out the Traffic density in a Junction?

My idea is to implement Automatic and Dynamic Traffic Control System.

I want to get the Vehicles density that were stopped along in all the roads in a particular junction. I want to get the binary information. For ex: If I get 1111s that means it has the highest traffic. If I get 0001s that means it has very less traffic.

Something like this. I am Ok if I get the information in any other format. I can redesign my implementation.

Based on the information I will change the timings for each road to clear.

I have implemented the logic using a simple flash software. But I need to implement this on board for the demo purpose. The sensor should cost low. Or any other circuit from which I can get information is also very helpful.

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Existing systems use inductive proximity sensors buried in the road. Using this and integrating the output you could get overall traffic volume, but it would not give you instantaneous traffic density.

Since it sounds like you're doing some sort of model, I think installing wires embedded in the road-surface isn't to viable.

Your best bet, I would think, since it seems you need something that does not take significant installation is a webcam and OpenCV. I bet you could put together a system that counts the approximate numbers of cars at an intersection using a computer-vision system without too much trouble.

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