HOTS is an abbreviation for Hermes Online Traffic data Services, which is a powerful web-based platform for processing of traffic data.
For now HOTS allow the use of two services:
More services are planned for the HOTS platform later.
Road 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.
Initially HOTS specify which stretches are measured, and it requires a HOTS subscription to see the results of the actual measurements.
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.