The Miovision Scout vs the Competition

scout-guiRecently I accompanied a few coworkers and deployed the Scout alongside a competitor’s solution which includes a camera for traffic data collection. I’ve only deployed the Scout VCU so I was happy to compare my experience to a different system.

In this blog, I will review a few different areas of each piece of equipment, the Scout VCU and the competitor system (which will remain anonymous).

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Efficient Traffic Data Collection with Miovision’s Office in Germany

Miovision Round TableMiovision hosted six German government agencies at the end of September at the offices in Cologne, Germany.

The purpose of this event was to present Miovision’s traffic data collection, have a moderated discussion on data collection including tips and tricks, review case studies, updates from Miovision and go out into the field with a Miovision Scout Video Collection Unit.

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Road Volume Counts with Miovision

Miovision recently announced better prices for customers who collect road volume data in-house with the Scout Video Collection Unit. These changes will provide our customers with the ability to easily collect more roadway volumes at a more competitive prices.


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Multi-Modal Traffic Data Collection with TERRA Engineering

On August 21, 2013, Miovision co-hosted a webinar with TERRA Engineering that highlighted their multi-modal approach to traffic data collection for engineering projects. Chris Hutchinson and Scott Presslak of TERRA reviewed six different projects that were executed in Illinois.

In this week’s blog article, we’ll summarize the six projects which were presented in the webinar and we do encourage you to view the webinar in its entirety by clicking here.


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National Household Survey: The Canadian Commute

This summer, StatsCan released the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) which polls Canadian households on various topics such as education, demographics, labour and more. There are numerous questions relating to transportation and commuting, which we’ll cover in this blog.

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The Internet of Things and Transportation

Please check out our latest post on the Internet of Things and transportation here.

With each passing year, technology continues to advance at an exponential rate. What was new and exciting only a few years back is now dated. The chart below shows the evolution of technology. Major inventions such as the printing press, telescope and telephone were centuries apart.

However, in less than one century, so many technological inventions were born including the computer, Windows, the Internet, cell phones, Google, Facebook, and many more. A lot of these newest inventions and advances are based on or utilize the Internet.


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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted DrivingFollowing up on last week’s National Work Zone Awareness Week, April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the United States. This month long initiative focuses on advocacy, awareness and education of distracted driving hazards.

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We’re All in This Together: National Work Zone Awareness Week 2013

nwzaw2013This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week across the United States from April 15-19, 2013. In last week’s blog article, we reviewed some of the safety measures DOTs have implemented into order to create awareness of safety issues in work zones. This week we will review what drivers and the public can do to maintain high safety standards when in work zones.

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Saving Lives by Focusing on Safety – National Work Zone Awareness Week

Traffic-Safety-Information-Work-Zone-SafetyNext week is the National Work Zone Awareness Week and will take place from April 15-19. This annual event started in 1999 and is sponsored and coordinated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA).

The National Work Zone Awareness Week brings attention to the hazards for people in work zones as well as improving the safety of drivers and workers in those areas. This awareness week is nationwide with many states hosting their own events.

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Tune up for Spring

The spring count season is upon us and just as you prepare your home with spring cleaning, we suggest doing a quick tune up on your Scout Video Collection Unit (VCU). This will ensure that you are ready to take on your busy spring count season.

Before starting, ensure your firmware is up to date. Current firmware is version 6.4.1. For instructions, see If you are having additional concerns, please contact our Support Team at

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