In this paper author proposes the novel application of fully distributed intrinsic fiber optic sensors. The system is devoted
to real time long range high resolution surface road traffic monitoring. Conception of this innovative application is
described and system requirements in the view of distributed fiber optic sensors are analyzed. Two suitable sensing
principles are reviewed and their properties relative to real time recognition of traffic participants are investigated.
"Distributed fiber optic sensing for traffic monitoring purposes", Proc. SPIE 6619, Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 661939 (2 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738666; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738666