Truvelo's Calvin Hutt with the camera system
is launching its new Eyewitness moving violation recorder (MVR) which combines class-leading automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) capabilities with high-definition (HD) video to address a series of driving and criminal offences.
Designed to be used from a moving vehicle by police and law-enforcement agencies, Eyewitness is a significant extension of Truvelo’s current, static ANPR solution, which uses a camera provided by a partner company.
“Eyewitness is a wholly in-house development from Truvelo which will offer an orders-of-magnitude improvement in performance: the use of HD video is a real departure for us,” says David de Beer, production and project manager.
“The ANPR/MVR combination will enable use in high-speed situations, providing video-based evidence of drivers’ speeding violations. Through a live connection to the local vehicle driver licencing authority, it will also allow a range of other offences to be addressed.
“These include, from a ‘hitman’ database, outstanding summonses, warrants for arrest, and stolen/cloned vehicles. Ancillary systems which will support evidence-gathering and improve police officers’ and enforcement officials’ safety include body-worn cameras.”
Support will be provided by Truvelo’s Violation Management System (VMS) which facilitates the acquisition and processing of video-based evidence pertaining to traffic-related offences from all Truvelo roadside and in-vehicle systems.
It is part of a comprehensive back office solution which provides police and enforcement authorities with the ability to manage the entire scope of their activities from one central command centre.
“The development of Eyewitness was driven by a combination of our own desire to address enforcement market trends and customers’ own requests,” de Beer adds. “There’s demand for a move away from spot enforcement-only solutions and an increasing need for more mobile systems.”
Suitable for application in markets worldwide, Eyewitness will be available from Q3 of 2018.