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Topic # 115106 14-Mar-2013 09:34
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Most Wellingtonians would be aware that the camera in the gorge has been updated;

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/8391725/Speed-cameras-get-smarter-on-roads

However I call BS on the following statement;

If the speed limit in the gorge is changed temporarily, the new camera can be adjusted remotely

So, how does the camera differentiate between the uphill traffic at 80km/hr and the downhill traffic at 60km/hr

Something doesnt add up unless the camera allows different speed zones within the capture area?

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  Reply # 781427 14-Mar-2013 09:54
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Nope.. not anymore. The new camera can span span all the lanes, up and down. But the point he made is good. Does it have multi zone speeds. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 781428 14-Mar-2013 09:56
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freitasm: I thought that camera was only for downhill traffic.



New camera does up and down, and apparently all six lanes can be monitored and photographed at the same time,

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  Reply # 781432 14-Mar-2013 10:01
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I've seen some cars struggle to go uphill at 80km/h on the gorge. It is however a good road test if you are planning to buy a car :)

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  Reply # 781434 14-Mar-2013 10:01
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It's possible to be speeding up that hill?

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  Reply # 781435 14-Mar-2013 10:01
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It wouldn't be hard for it to differentiate between uphill and downhill, one gets closer, the other gets further away. If it's that fancy then measuring coming or going speeds shouldn't be that difficult for it.

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  Reply # 781436 14-Mar-2013 10:04
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minigopher17: It's possible to be speeding up that hill?


Ha ha yes.  My 3l V6 eats it for lunch.  Quite easy to get over 80.




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  Reply # 781437 14-Mar-2013 10:04
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I dont find it hard to believe, could be six different cameras/lasers in one, each targeted on each lane, thus each could have a different limit

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  Reply # 781438 14-Mar-2013 10:05
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minigopher17: It's possible to be speeding up that hill?


It is on a motprbike ;-)

But without a numberplate on the front . . .

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  Reply # 781439 14-Mar-2013 10:07
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It uses lasers. Not hard to differentiate traffic direction at all.

eg (basically) if it's getting closer, post the owner a ticket if it's going faster than x kph; if it's getting further away post the owner a ticket if it's going faster than y kph




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  Reply # 781441 14-Mar-2013 10:14
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minigopher17: It's possible to be speeding up that hill?


My ten year old 1.8L Corolla could probably do 120kph or more up there no problem. I cruise up at 80 in fourth, in third it accelerates up easily from 80. A larger more modern vehicle could probably do 150 up there.




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  Reply # 781442 14-Mar-2013 10:18
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timmmay: 
My ten year old 1.8L Corolla could probably do 120kph or more up there no problem. I cruise up at 80 in fourth, in third it accelerates up easily from 80. A larger more modern vehicle could probably do 150 up there.


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  Reply # 781445 14-Mar-2013 10:19
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Me too. Well I don't need one, but I want one, kinda.




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  Reply # 781450 14-Mar-2013 10:29
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Sometimes you can't go too fast uphill there because there are some drivers doing 50 on the right lane... Slow drivers are slow.

Going downhill I wonder how many times a year people change their brake pads. Sometimes you see people going with brakes on all the way from the first 80km/h sign on the overpass up until they reach the SH1/SH2 merge.




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  Reply # 781455 14-Mar-2013 10:34
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minigopher17: It's possible to be speeding up that hill?


My 1.3L Honda Jazz can go faster than 80 up there.  As could my old car, a 1.3L '98 Corolla II (although the $#@ auto kept on needing to change up/down).  Even my previous car to those two, a 1986 1.2L Honda City could hit 80 and probably go a little faster if I didn't have passengers.  If you can't speed up there ... are you driving an Alto or something similar?

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