Traffic data ­ acquisition systems

Data gathering

In times of minimal rates of change in annual traffic development, the monitoring and classification of road traffic with accuracy class A1/300m in accordance with TLS 2012 is becoming increasingly important. Traffic Data Systems is currently the only manufacturer to offer detectors/classifiers with a valid A1/300m test certificate. The high accuracy is based on powerful algorithms and modern pattern recognition techniques which are used to evaluate vehicle signatures (traversal curves for vehicles over inductive loops). Short-term, long-term and individual vehicle data can be stored and, of course, also transmitted to sub-centres.

Along with the TMCS-IP, the TDS 820R and TDS 821R systems, which have been in operation since the beginning of the 1990s can also be brought up to the latest state-of-the-art and connected using modern detectors/classifiers and communications media (4G, AUSA, fibre optic cable).

Technical specification

Our systems are available as a stand-alone FG1-EAK with various interfaces. The function group FG1 outputs interval-controlled short-term and long-term traffic flow data, which can be parameterised from a sub-centre via a remote connection or on site.

Lanes1 to 81 to 81 to 8
Colour touch displayoptionaloptionaloptional
Continuous meassurements
4G modem (LTE)
NarrowBand-IoT modemoptional
SIM card (front accessible)
SD card (front accessible)
Function group 1 (FG1)
Function group 2 (FG2)optional
Function group 3 (FG3)optionaloptionaloptional
Function group 6 (FG6)optionaloptionaloptional
Control module (SM)optionaloptionaloptional
FG1 std/ltd DE block (79)
FG1 vbv DE block (63)
RS232 interface
RS485 interface
Ethernet interface
WIM-DSP interface
USB interface
Profinet interfaceoptional
Power supply 24VDC (±20%)
PoE power supply
Integrated UPS (Li-Ion battery)optionaloptionaloptional
Battery buffered RTC
Temperature range -25 °C/+75 °C
Protection class IP67
Hat rail module
Dimensions in mm315 x 150 x 59
63TE rack
84TE rackoptionaloptionaloptional
Mean power15 W15 W15 W
BASt approval (A1/300m)in preparation

Function groups in accordance with TLS 2012
Control modules in accordance with TLS 2012
Subject to technical changes. Special solutions for individual projects possible.


The same learning set is used in the TMCS-IP as in the VDK 900 detector/classifier with 8+ 1 vehicle types certified by the BASt with A1/300m. Special learning sets are available for customers abroad (including 10+1 vehicles (Denmark), SWISS 10 and NorSIKT Level 4).

8+1 classes (TLS 2012)10+1 classes (DK)SWISS 10 classes (CH)
Passenger carPassenger carPassenger car
Passenger car and LGV with trailerPassenger car with trailerPassenger car with trailer
LGV < 3.5 tLGV < 3.5 tLGV < 3.5 t
HGV > 3.5 tHGV > 3.5 tHGV > 3.5 t
HGV with trailerHGV with trailerHGV with trailer
Truck tractor train with trailerTruck tractor train with trailerTruck tractor train with trailer
Non-classifiable vehiclesNon-classifiable vehiclesNon-classifiable vehicles
 ./.LGV < 3.5 t with trailerLGV < 3.5 t with trailer
 ./.GigalinerLGV tractor (< 3.5 t) train with trailer

Subject to technical changes. Special solutions for individual projects possible.