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07 January 2019

Jenoptik’s TraffiSection receives type approval in Germany

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

Jenoptik’s average speed control system has received type approval to be used in an 18-month trial on a stretch of highway in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Jenoptik’s TraffiSection, which is laser-based, has been approved by PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) and is supported by the Ministry of Interior of Lower Saxony.

From mid-January, the system will obtain data on drivers who exceed the speed limit on a 2.2km stretch of Federal Highway 6, south of Hanover between Gleidingen and Laatzen.

Jenoptik says section speed control begins as a vehicle enters the relevant section with cameras reading the number plates of vehicles at the entry and exit points.

According to Jenoptik, vehicle data is anonymised and encoded using a cryptological procedure for drivers who comply with the speed limit. These vehicles are scanned in low resolution from the rear with the drivers remaining unidentified. This data is then deleted after the driver leaves the highway.

If a driver exceeds the speed limit, the system captures the number plate and takes a high-resolution photograph of the driver for use in prosecution.

A single TraffiSection system can monitor long stretches of highway and can help harmonise traffic flow, the company adds.

The technology also allows users to document records of traffic offences which will be admissible in court.

In November 2018, Jenoptik agreed to deliver hundreds of speed enforcement systems to two unnamed clients in the Middle East & Africa region.

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