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26.04.2018

Semi-Stationary Speed Enforcement in Western Australia

VITRONIC´s first ENFORCEMENT TRAILER has entered Australia

Melbourne, 26.04.2018 – Leading up to the Easter long weekend, Western Australia Police started its trial with the autonomous multi-purpose enforcement system. It can be deployed at high risk traffic zones that have limited space or infrastructure, required for other forms of enforcement operations. This includes locations such as highways and work and school zones, wherever temporary changes to speed limits are in place and locations where mobile speed camera enforcement is deemed too risky for the operators.

In 2016 and 2017, over one third of road fatalities occurred in speed-related crashes, according to the Western Australian Road Safety Commission. This significant correlation with speed and driver incidents is one of the major tar-geted areas of Western Australia’s Towards Zero safety strategy for 2008-2020, which aims to change dangerous driver behaviour to ensure fewer serious injuries and fatalities. As such, it makes sense to invest in autonomous detection technologies which free up valuable police resources and work towards encouraging safer road behaviours. A number of studies show that fixed and mobile traffic safety enforcement devices have wide-spread and positive effects to neighbouring areas, especially around areas with vulnerable road users such as pedestrians (school children and construction workers), cyclists and motorcyclists. A semi-stationary solution such as VITRONIC’s ENFORCEMENT TRAILER provides combined benefits of mobile and fixed platforms.

Presently, there are over 300 Enforcement Trailers deployed throughout Germany, the Middle East and France. Additionally, the Enforcement Trailer has just received type approval in the Netherlands by the NMi (Netherlands Measurement Institute), an independent and internationally renowned specialist for testing and certifying the field of metrology.

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About VITRONIC
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 industrial automation, logistics automation and traffic technology.

With more than 30 years of experience VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software, covering image- and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic enforcement as well as tolling. Our customer base includes renowned brands such as BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, IBM, Toll Collect, Fresenius and Sanofi as well as public authorities and ministries.  

VITRONIC inspection systems significantly contribute to improving quality and efficiency in industrial production. In logistics centers and cargo airports worldwide, VITRONIC's auto ID solutions provide complete process control and transparency in the identification and processing of shipments.
In the traffic technology sector, VITRONIC offers high-performance technologies to ensure increased road safety and improve traffic flow.

Since its founding in 1984, VITRONIC has grown continuously and is currently repre-sented by about 900 employees on four continents. VITRONIC offers support to 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. In 2016, the VITRONIC group generated total revenue of over 150 million euros.

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Jan Krüger
Media Relations
Traffic Technology
Tel: +49 611 7152 696
jan.krueger(at)vitronic.com

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