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Newsletter Traffic Technology 01/2016


Dear readers,

Welcome to the latest VITRONIC traffic technology newsletter. In this edition, we spotlight automatic number plate recognition as a proven method to increase the security situation. VITRONIC’s ANPR systems are aiding police forces in many countries in their search for wanted cars. We also take a look at a video from France showing the Enforcement Trailer capturing 50 speed violations in three minutes and how the TOLLCHECKER systems were adapted to the extended pricing scheme in the world’s first satellite based road user charging system.

VITRONIC wishes you pleasant reading.


Spotlight: Wanted cars search with VITRONIC ANPR

For the search of wanted cars, few methods have proven to be as effective as automatic number plate reading (ANPR). Whether deployed as fixed installations, for example on highways, or in mobile units as flexible response to a particular security situation, the systems allow comprehensive, around the clock surveillance of traffic - without intervention experienced by roadblocks.

With POLISCAN SURVEILLANCE VITRONIC provides an ANPR system that is already used successfully by public authorities and private entities around the world. The system reads number plates at high speeds, day and night in a split of a second and compares the results with black or white lists. Hits are displayed locally at the surveillance site or centrally in the control center. Proven encryption technology and selective data transmission ensure data security and compliance with privacy laws. If you are interested in VITRONIC’s versatile ANPR systems, just send an inquiry to sales(at)

Enforcement Trailer captures 50 speeders in three minutes

Since this summer, VITRONIC Enforcement Trailers are deployed in work zones across France to ensure compliance with speed limits. The performance of the systems has recently been shown in a video on YouTube, which at the same time illustrates how common speeding in work zones is. In a three lane work zone near Toulouse with a speed limit of 70 km/h the system captured 50 violations within three minutes.

The whole video can be seen on YouTube following this link.

More information about the Enforcement Trailer and its applications can be found on the VITRONIC website "Autonomous Speed Enforcement".

Germany extends truck tolling scheme

On October 1st toll rates and classification scheme of the German truck tolling scheme were changed to include heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) between 7.5 and 12 tonnes. This change came with a complete revision of the axle-classes used for vehicle classification. The two classes “up to 3 axles” and “4 and more axles”, which were sufficient for categorizing vehicles above 12 tonnes, were replaced with four new ones: “2 axles” “3 axles”, “4 axles” and “5 and more axles”.

During the changeover TOLLCHECKER, VITRONIC’s system used for toll enforcement, proved its flexibility again. All 300 gantries were adapted to the new scheme without the addition or modification of any hardware. You can read the full story in the article “Adaptive Operation” in the current issue of Tolltrans.

New videos on LIDAR traffic enforcement

The POLISCAN LIDAR detection technology allows authorities to simultaneously enforce against a multitude of violations from one site and with one device. To better visualize the performance and possibilities of LIDAR traffic enforcement VITRONIC has released a set of new videos illustrating the individual applications.

Beginning with the LIDAR measurement itself, the videos show speed enforcement, red light enforcement and average speed enforcement. You can watch the videos following the above links or at VITRONIC’s YouTube channel.

Enforcement around the World: PoliScan in Mongolia

Like many developing countries, Mongolia faces a rapid motorization. Between 1999 and 2013, the number of drivers increased by 480%. Being one of the largest and most sparsely populated countries on the planet, road infrastructure is essential for commerce and economic growth.

While most of the infrastructure is still gravel roads, the country has succeeded in vastly expanding its paved road network. This in turn has increased travelling speeds and almost 60% of all accidents now happen on paved roads.

To combat rising accident rates, Mongolia is planning to decrease road fatalities by 50% until 2020 with speed enforcement one of the chosen measures. The picture shows the POLISCAN M1 HP mobile system at one of the main roads leading to the capital Ulaanbaatar. POLISCAN has received type approval from the state authorities in Mongolia.

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