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The Highway Patrol Vehicles are customized, fully equipped, robust vehicles, outfitted with specialized surveillance, communication & monitoring equipment for emergency response on highways. These first responder vehicles are designed for patrolling and preventing crime on highways.

The Highway Patrol Vehicles (HPV) provide an enhanced sense of safety and security to highway commuters by ensuring smooth traffic flow and managing any impediments due to accidents or other crimes. This case study showcases Mistral’s expertise in design, integration, and commissioning of advanced highway patrol vehicles, that feature sophisticated monitoring, control, and communication systems.

Modern highway surveillance

The Highway Patrol Vehicles are designed for Karnataka State Police who were keen on inducting these patrol vehicles with modern highway surveillance and monitoring systems to their fleet. The Karnataka State Police under the directive of the Hon’ble Supreme Court had approached the industry for solutions to enhance road safety and reduce accidents on the highway.

Mistral was awarded the contract to design and integrate a modern surveillance system

Mistral was awarded the contract to design and integrate a modern surveillance system into an SUV platform for 24×7 patrolling of highways and smooth traffic management. These Highway Patrol Vehicles had to have the below-mentioned equipment to ensure that traffic discipline is maintained, and valuable lives are saved in case of any emergencies. Requirements of the customer for the Highway Patrol Vehicles included:

  • Public address system
  • Search/emergency light
  • Pan-tilt zoom surveillance cameras
  • Network video recorders and communication console
  • Central monitoring station
  • Alcohol breath analyzers
  • UPS power supply
  • GPS tracking & 4G based video transmission
  • Rescue tools – crowbar, axe, snatchstrap

Special-Purpose equipment

Mistral designed and integrated Highway Patrol Vehicles with special-purpose equipment

Mistral designed and integrated Highway Patrol Vehicles with special-purpose equipment and custom-made components such as PTZ surveillance camera, Top-Bar LED light, Pan-Tilt searchlights, etc. for patrolling and monitoring the traffic on Highways.

The Highway Patrol Vehicle was based on a newly launched Toyota Innova CRYSTA which was supplied by the Karnataka State Police Department. Below listed are the details of equipment integrated into the Highway Patrol Vehicles:

Custom-designed PTZ camera – A 30X Pan-Tilt-Zoom Surveillance camera to provide a panoramic/long-range view of the traffic, even during critical conditions. It allows remote adjustment of the camera to pan, tilt and zoom into objects with high-resolution video quality.

Fixed camera – A 1/2.8″ CMOS, full HD camera is fitted on the rear side of the vehicle.

Advanced video analytics (at control rooms) – To enable traffic enforcement, various customer-centric analytics like ANPR, Speed Monitoring, Triple Riding, Helmet detection, etc. have been enabled at the central control room effective traffic and safety management.

Monitoring and GPS tracking

  • Real-time positioning
  • Geo-Fencing
  • Tracking of Highway Patrol Vehicles
  • Live video feed monitoring from the central command center, & designating officers through their mobile devices

The VMS software provided by Mistral allows the officers to access the CAN data

Command & dispatch - An IP-based command & dispatch communication system is provisioned inside the vehicle enabling control room operators to communicate with the police personnel in Highway Patrol Vehicles and vice versa.

Statistics & reports - Malfunction, alarm, business & illegal reports, device logs, operation logs.

Vehicle CAN data - The VMS software provided by Mistral allows the officers in the command control room to access the CAN data like speed, remote start and stop in case of emergency, fuel level, etc of the vehicle for remote monitoring and decision making.

  • Public addressal and traffic management
    • PA system
    • Expandable reflective traffic delineators / barricades
  • Rescue & emergency response
    • Rescue tools (snatch strap, foldable saw, crowbar)
    • First aid, stretcher
  • Managing traffic violations
    • Breath analyzer
    • Speed gun, ANPR
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