Digital technologies are changing the transport industry at a rapid pace. From March 29 to April 1, 2022, this will be one of the topics discussed at Intertraffic in Amsterdam, one of the largest trade fairs in the industry.
VITRONIC, a Wiesbaden-based company, will exhibit there and will present its solutions for toll enforcement and traffic monitoring in Hall 1.
The transport revolution not only opens new doors for mobility, but also requires substantial investments to support these alternative ideas. Forward-thinking toll technology offers its users a high degree of flexibility and makes automatic enforcement possible, in both mobile and stationery solutions. At Intertraffic, interested visitors can learn more about VITRONIC’s mobile toll enforcement vehicles and stationary toll systems.
As a trade show highlight, VITRONIC will present the Enforcement Bar, which is already being used for mobile toll enforcement in Poland. It is a fully automatic number plate identification and classification system that can be used while driving. It enables the automatic recognition of number plates as well as the classification of different vehicle classes. The system’s technology makes it possible to recognize number plates in four directions. It is able to achieve a very high detection rate, even at high speeds, and enables enforcement officers to continuously identify suspect cases. The system transmits the collected data to the Electronic Toll Collection System, where they are checked in database.
Micromobility in cities is on the rise and the number of vulnerable road users is increasing. In addition to speed and red light enforcement, technologies and traffic concepts are needed to protect those known as vulnerable road users.
At Intertraffic Amsterdam, VITRONIC will present a video-based measurement system that uses artificial intelligence to increase safety at crosswalks. A neural network-based system monitors the crosswalk, for example, and automatically distinguishes between pedestrians, cyclists, and motorized road users. If a vehicle disregards pedestrians’ right of way or endangers them, a violation is detected.
Optimizing traffic flow through new technology is the focus of the Local Traffic Safety Analyzer (LTSA) research project, a partnership between VITRONIC and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The LTSA is a distributed recording system that specifically detects more vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians, within the road space. In the future, the LTSA will support automated and connected transportation to improve traffic flow and increase traffic safety.
VITRONIC and DLR will present this project in a lecture on the first day of the trade fair, March 29.
VITRONIC is the world's leading innovation driver for industrial image processing, enabling its customers to master the challenges of tomorrow.
The owner-managed group of companies develops forward-looking solutions in the form of specialized products and software for image-based quality inspection, identification and process optimization, which find application in the growth sectors of automation and traffic engineering.
VITRONIC solutions make an important contribution to helping shape a safe and sustainable world. The existing limits of what is economically feasible are constantly being questioned in order to achieve the highest quality and productivity, for example in the production of automotive and pharmaceutical companies. Worldwide, Auto-ID solutions in logistics centers and at cargo airports, take over the reliable and efficient recording of shipments and thus ensure a transparent flow of goods.
In the transport sector, VITRONIC offers leading technology for increased safety on the roads, for optimizing traffic flow and for recording road usage.
Open and honest dealings with our customers form the foundation for jointly exploiting technological and process potential to the full. Joint success forms the basis of long-term cooperation with companies such as B. Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius and Sanofi as well as with public clients.
Since its foundation in 1984, VITRONIC has been growing continuously for almost 40 years. The current annual turnover (2022) is 208 million EUR and the company is currently represented on five continents in over 80 countries with 1,400 employees.
Development and production of VITRONIC systems are located at the company headquarters in Wiesbaden. VITRONIC subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as a worldwide network of sales and service partners, provide local support to international customers.