Jenoptik receives new traffic safety order from Kuwait
Jenoptik’s TraffiSection technology will be used for section speed control on one of the world’s longest sea bridges.
In order to further increase traffic safety on the sprawling road infrastructure in the State of Kuwait Jenoptik has once again received an order, with its local partner First Joint Group, for two non-invasive point-to-point (P2P) systems for section speed control on the “Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Bridge”. The order will also include several TraffiStar S390 speed measuring devices based on radar technology housed in TraffiTower. The order value is in the low single-digit million euro range.
The average speed enforcement systems will be installed on the Kuwaiti Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Bridge, which, as of the end of 2018, will link the capital Kuwait City with both the Subbiyah region in the north (Subbiyah Link 36km) and the Doha suburb in the east (Doha Link 12km). The bridge is one of the country’s major infrastructure projects and will be one of the longest sea bridges.
The section speed control measurement starts as soon as a vehicle enters the relevant section with cameras reading the vehicle’s license plate at both the entry and exit point. If the vehicle’s average speed over the said section exceeds the maximum permitted speed, the TraffiSection system automatically records all data relevant for prosecuting the violation. The system is further able to classify vehicles.
Successful implementation of traffic safety projects around the world
Traffic safety technology made by Jenoptik has been successfully deployed in the Middle East, e.g., in Oman, Saudi Arabia and in the United Arab Emirates for many decades. Jenoptik has also been involved in a variety of traffic safety projects in Kuwait already since the year 2000.
Average speed enforcement is an established principle of traffic monitoring in Austria and Switzerland as well as in the United Kingdom where an average speed camera (ASC) system from Jenoptik went live recently on one of the most dangerous roads in Scotland. The SPECS VECTOR system now serves to increase traffic safety on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven. In Germany, Jenoptik is supporting the federal pilot project for section speed control in Lower Saxony.
Jenoptik will present its solutions for more traffic safety at Gulf Traffic 2017.
As an integrated photonics group, Jenoptik divides its activities into three segments: Optics & Life Science, Mobility as well as Defense & Civil Systems.
The Traffic Solutions unit in the Mobility segment develops, manufactures and distributes components, systems and services which contribute towards greater road traffic safety throughout the world. The product portfolio comprises comprehensive systems relating to all aspects of road traffic, such as speed measurement and red light monitoring systems, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products and systems for the detection of traffic violations. Expertise extends to measuring average speed over a defined section of road (section speed control) and automated number plate recognition (ANPR). Thanks to the digital combination of several sensor technologies with software and data management, Jenoptik is also a new systems supplier for truck toll monitoring on federal highways in Germany. In the service field we cover every aspect of the traffic safety process chain.