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Red Light Traffic Light Camera Table of Contents TitlePage 1 Abstract3 2 Brief Background4 3 Technology Characteristics5-7 4 Market Place Setting8-9 5 Technology Push10-11 6 Market Pull12 7 Adoption and Diffusion Patterns13 8 Key Steps14-16 9 Success Factors17-18 10 Lessons Learned19 11 Bibliography20 Appendix Figure I Figure II Figure III Abstract The red light camera was envisioned when Maurice Gastonides witnessed an incident when the driver of a car in front of him whom he knew had gone properly through a traffic-light intersection just before the lights changed to red was stopped for going through after the red In 1965 Gastonides red light camera was introduced in to the market The first red light cameras were operated by means of the tubes that were stretched out upon the road The feasibility of this technology increased throughout its life cycle and has recently gained extreme appeal Brief Background Traffic cameras have become the latest method of enforcing road discipline Camera systems are placed to catch speeding cars and those who take a chance and cross red traffic lights The camera boxes are often easily visible to a driver but do not always contain a camera Cameras are moved from place to place so the driver will never know whether the camera is live or not and will always be encouraged to obey the rules A company by the name of Gatsometer invented the red light camera in Europe about 40 years ago The Gatsometer or Gatso takes its name from its inventor Dutch rally driver Maurice Gatsonides In the 1980s US Public Technologies was founded and began installing cameras in the United States In 1999 Lockheed Martin purchased US Public Technologies and is currently the largest contractor of red light cameras in the United States Technology Characteristics Technology Description When in place the camera system contains either a wet film or digital based camera
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