HOTS is an abbreviation for Hermes Online Traffic data Services, which is a powerful web-based platform for the processing of traffic data.
A number of services for the HOTS platform are planned. It has been released with these two services:
Road Surface Quality is based on crowd sourced data. The surface quality is measured using a smartphone app. The smartphone is fixed to the windshield of a car, and the app measures the vibrations of the car through the smartphone while driving. By collecting data from multiple smartphone users in the same area, the system estimates the quality of the road surface on each stratch of the road network.
A specific HOTS subscription for the Road Surface Quality is necessary to see the actual measurements. For the demo user the road surface quality of an area north of Copenhagen, Denmark, is available at no charge.
Customers who have requested a measurement of the surface quality of bike paths in a given area may see the results of their request using the HOTS platform. More features on these data are planned for later release.
Video Analysis was originally developed for use on drone videos only. Therefore image stabilization is part of the video processing. For videos originating from fixed cameras stabilizing usually is not necessary.
Traffic in the stabilized video is counted, and the result is a report that can be downloaded from HOTS when processing is completed. Analysis of one or more videos on HOTS will be identified as jobs. It takes time to perform the jobs, and therefor the user will be notified when a job is completed. You can follow the progress of each job via HOTS and download the results as they appear.
The Video Analysis service has not yet been released. It is planned for Q3 2018.