Peak Hour
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Written by Pavel Severa
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The Peak hour identifies the period of the traffic survey when a road/junction is at its highest traffic level. Based on the chosen time range, it can be a single hour of the whole footage, separate hours for AM and PM periods or more peaks for various other periods (inter-peak, evening peak, etc.). For AM/PM breakdown, please create two separate peak hour widgets. For an even more detailed breakdown, you can create more widgets according to your needs.

There are two important data delivered by the widget: the Peak hour identification and the traffic flow intensity during the peak hour. The peak interval is normally one hour long and is floating. Therefore, this metric does not make much sense for videos shorter than 1 hour where actually the same results are reported as with the total volume.

The widget can be created for a single movement only, several movements of importance or for the full scene coverage when all movements are selected at once. By selecting the available time unit (1min, 5min, 15min), you can adjust the desired granularity used when identifying peak hours. The peak hour can be visualized as a pie graph or a table. The traffic volumes in both outputs are equal.

Peak hour in a form of a pie graph

Peak hour in a form of a table

The peak hour can be exported besides the widget also as a report (in the table form).


Imagine a 12 hours long traffic video lasting from 6AM to 10PM, in which you would like to see the traffic flow peak. The Peak hour widget would show you that e.g. the heaviest traffic in your analyzed material was in the morning between 7:15 - 8:15 (floating hour).

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