Uruguay is taking a new approach: For the first time, the South American country, under the leadership of the Ministry of Interior, is using semi-stationary enforcement systems for speed control. Following a public tender, the contract was assigned to Ciemsa and VITRONIC. The technology of the globally active solution provider not only impressed with its simple handling, application diversity and LiDAR-based precision, but also with its automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).
Above all, there was one requirement for the new traffic systems, the speed enforcement will be carried out at changing locations with varying conditions. This means that the traffic technology used must be flexible and applicable to the different circumstances. VITRONIC's semi-stationary system offers ideal prerequisites for this. It can be easily configured at any new site and allows, among other things, the monitoring of up to 4 lanes simultaneously, covering both simple single-lane and complex multi-lane roads.
The project also sets a number of requirements for the trailer used to transport the speed enforcement system. It must be possible to install it on unpaved areas and grass, support autonomous operation based on solar cells and diesel generators to compensate for a lack of infrastructure - and position the sensors at a height that prevents them from being blocked by pedestrians.
There is no standard solution for this. It was important to work closely with Ciemsa to develop an individual solution with a trailer and a mounted housing for the customer."
In addition to increasing safety through speed enforcement, the semi-stationary traffic enforcement systems are aimed at improving another area. Car theft is a major problem in Uruguay. With the additional feature of automatic number plate recognition, the police can also utilize the new systems to capture stolen vehicles or vehicles with stolen number plates as they drive by. A list of the recorded license plates as well as images of the vehicles are sent to a server every minute.
So far, VITRONIC has supplied a total of five measuring systems POLISCAN FM1 and Compact City Housing (CCH) systems for the project. Based on the results so far, especially with the ANPR function, an order for ten more systems is currently being evaluated.
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