Behind the scenes of the traffic lights control centre
Week number: 77-41
Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.
Besides uing sensors in the road for electronic traffic control, the traffic control centres in the major cities also use video camera’s. To locate the right position, the video camera is initially mounted on a tower wagon, after which the correct position can be determined. The camera’s can be operated from a so-called video bus. SHOTS: chaos on a busy crossing in the city, with honking cars; int. traffic control centre with computers; white police car (Volkswagen beetle) with flashing lights and siren; policeman controls traffic on busy crossing; traffic control centre with video footage of crossings; tower wagon; int. video bus; aerial shots from the tower wagon; high mounted video camera.
- Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
- Publication date:
- 1 January 1977