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April 6, 2017

ISS' ISS Labs Engages in Transportation Projects

Saint Paul, Minn., April 6, 2017 -- Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) today announced that ISS Labs is engaged in a number of transportation innovation projects across the country.  These projects support States' Department of Transportation (DOT) to introduce and evaluate new technology solutions to solve specific safety and efficiency traffic problems.

ISS Labs recently partnered with AECOM and completed a project with Minnesota DOT on enhanced speed compliance for work zones. Work zones on heavily traveled divided highways present problems to motorists in the form of traffic delays and increased crash risks. Speeding has long been considered a major cause of crashes within work zones.  The objective of this project is to save lives; improve driver and worker safety; enhance the safety and efficiency of state patrol officers; reduce work zone crash severity, injuries and property damage and enhance mobility of the work zone. ISS Labs provided the sensor processing system on a mobile trailer to assist in the achievement of these objectives by integrating and presenting video and radar tracking information, and presenting it to the state patrol agent for targeted speed enforcement.

The system was deployed and tested in a work zone location along the heavily traveled Interstate 35E in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The system utilized the Autoscope Duo sensor platform to capture visual and speed information that was sent wirelessly via cellular communications in real-time to the Minnesota State Patrol vehicle. The use of this system saw an overall reduction in speed violators during the enforcement period of the project.

“ISS Labs participation in this project aligns with the overall mission of this research and development team,” said Dr. Saad Bedros, Manager of ISS Labs for Image Sensing Systems.  “As a technology company it is vital for us to stay abreast of disruptive changes in technology and intelligent transportation systems trends and market requirements so that we can strengthen and grow our market leadership.”  

ISS Labs currently has a number of projects underway with State and Federal Departments of Transportation ranging from pedestrian safety to connected vehicles and situation awareness at intersections.  All of these projects are using machine learning and embedded sensor processing to provide actionable data for solving traffic challenges.

ISS Labs was created in 2013 by ISS’ founder Dr. Panos Michalopoulos and led by Dr. Saad Bedros.  The Lab’s mission is to strengthen technological and market leadership by identifying and capitalizing on recent innovations and emerging trends applied to the traffic management markets.  ISS Labs aims to develop partnerships and alliances with key leaders in academia, research centers, consultants, technology suppliers and integrators.  These key alliances influence the development of new technologies, and solutions that provide the marketplace with leading-edge technology to solve smart city problems.

About Image Sensing Systems

Image Sensing Systems, Inc. is a global company dedicated to helping improve safety and efficiency for cities and highways by developing and delivering above-ground detection technology, applications and solutions. We give Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) professionals more precise and accurate information – including real-time reaction capabilities and in-depth analytics – to make more confident and proactive decisions. We are headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit us on the web at imagesensing.com.