France intensifies autonomous enforcement
In order to extend the nationwide speed enforcement, the French Ministry of the Interior has placed an order for an additional 100 Vitronic Enforcement Trailers.
The autonomous mobile LIDAR systems can operate on their own for a minimum of five days and will mainly be deployed on the French National Road network. The new order follows up on an initial procurement of 150 systems placed in April 2015. The Enforcement Trailers have proven to be extremely effective with single units documenting up to 2.500 speed violations per day.
The Enforcement Trailer is a solution for traffic monitoring that makes zero demands on the local infrastructure. The joint development between Vitronic and partner company Cegelec Equipments Dynamiques Routiers can be transported by virtually any vehicle that has a tow-bar and has an independent power supply based on high-performance batteries. Measurements are performed by Vitronic’s Poliscan speed technology. This allows authorities to enforce speeding of all vehicles across all lanes simultaneously. Variable speed limits and bans on through traffic specific to certain times, lanes and vehicle classes can also be monitored. An integrated modem transfers case data wirelessly via GSM and enables remote access to the measuring system. The solution can therefore operate autonomously without any human intervention, leading to a significant increase in efficiency.