Conduent will in future use scanning LIDAR-based speed enforcement technology from VITRONIC to improve the safety of the roads in Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Maryland. Conduent is a leading global provider of automated transportation solutions. The project is to be implemented from the end of September 2022 and involves the installation of 90 POLISCAN FM1 systems, which offer both speed measurement and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR). VITRONIC is also supplying eleven Compact City Housing systems with a working height of three meters, which makes them ideal for sites where space is of the essence.
Conduent has entered into a ten-year operator contract with Montgomery County. The new VITRONIC systems will replace existing radar based speed enforcement systems with scanning LIDAR-based systems. In addition to speed measurement, the systems are also able to recognize license plates. This enables the county’s law enforcement authorities to precisely determine which vehicles are driving around their territory. In this context, ALPR is extremely useful for identifying stolen vehicles, checking that vehicle tax and insurance have been paid and finding cars for which alerts have been issued.
Even back in 2016, an IIHS study proved that the Montgomery County’s speed enforcement program had significantly reduced the number of offenses. For example, the probability of vehicles in the enforcement areas exceeding the maximum speed by more than ten mph fell by 62 percent. The risk of accidents involving serious injury and death was also reduced by 39 percent.
Scanning LIDAR technology has clear advantages over radar-based systems. For instance, precise measurements can be taken at all times and in all weather, even in heavy traffic and over several lanes. There is no risk of data capture errors due to ghosting as each measurement is uniquely assigned to the respective vehicle. Scanning LIDAR also makes it possible to clearly differentiate between vehicle classes
VITRONIC is a world leader in industrial machine vision. The owner-managed group of companies develops innovative products and customized solutions in the growth industries of automation, healthcare, photovoltaics, logistics automation, body scanning solutions, and traffic technology.
With over 35 years of experience, VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software for image and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic monitoring, and toll collection. Customers include renowned companies such as B.Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius, and Sanofi, as well as government agencies and public authorities.
VITRONIC systems play a major role in ensuring the highest levels of quality and efficiency in the production processes of the automobile, photovoltaic, and pharmaceutical industries.
In logistics centers and cargo airports worldwide, VITRONIC's Auto-ID solutions efficiently capture and integrate shipment data and ensure the transparent flow of packages.
In the traffic technology sector, VITRONIC offers high-performance technologies to increase road safety, improve traffic flow and secure tolling revenue.
Since its founding in 1984, VITRONIC has grown continuously, and currently has over 1,000 employees. It is represented in four continents and in over 80 countries. VITRONIC supports its international customers through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as through a global network of sales and service partners.
VITRONIC systems are developed and manufactured at the company's headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 2020, the Group’s total revenue was 152,5 million Euros.