Two traffic cameras in Ohio will receive $150,000 to make their algorithms more accurate, the Ohio Department of Transportation said Tuesday.
Columbus Police said in a news release the cameras were installed during a September 2016 accident in which a motorist lost control of his vehicle and struck several cars.
The department said the cameras recorded images that were not automatically processed, but instead were sent to a computer system.
The $150k is part of an overall $2.2 million project that includes cameras at the city’s parks and recreation centers, a traffic camera at a park near the state Capitol and two at Columbus Zoo.
The cameras are designed to record vehicle movement, such as if someone’s on foot, while they are driving and the vehicles are moving.
The city’s transportation department said it is currently looking at whether to begin deploying cameras at other locations as well.