Dubai replaces radar

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways June 24, 2015 11:58

Dubai replaces radar


The Dubai Traffic Police is modernizing its enforcement on the arterial roads of the emirate, including the six-lane Sheikh Zayed Road.

Over fifty new VITRONIC PoliScan LIDAR systems will replace the existing radar-based speed cameras. This technological upgrade significantly enhances the enforcement capabilities of the authorities. In addition to simultaneous speed enforcement of multiple vehicles across all lanes, the police can now automatically document vehicles that are tailgating or driving on the shoulder – two major causes of serious accidents in the emirate. The systems are also capable of detecting heavy goods vehicles Dubai replaces radar (H) 2015-06-24 image 2that drive outside designated times or use lanes reserved for passenger cars as well as a range of other violations. The first twenty PoliScans have already been installed within four days, with the remaining replacements underway.

The PoliScan systems are nicknamed Al Burj (the tower) by motorists and media in Dubai and other Emirates due to their distinctive sleek appearance. “It is rare to have a product that is so recognizable that people give it its own name,” says Youssef El Hansali, CEO of VITRONIC Machine Vision Middle East. “This is the ultimate confirmation of VITRONIC’s philosophy to lead the industry not only in measuring technology but also in product design.” VITRONIC was the first to introduce a pillared housing design to traffic enforcement in 2008.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways June 24, 2015 11:58