The company says it is tackling these challenges by developing innovative toll systems and participating in research projects that focus on protecting vulnerable road users (VRUs), along with other issues.
Visitors to the company’s stand will learn more about the first mobile toll enforcement vehicles used in conjunction with the electronic toll collection (ETC) system of the National Revenue Administration in Poland. The vehicles detect, identify, and classify monitored vehicles automatically while in motion.
The heart of these patrol vehicles is the Enforcement Bar, a mobile, fully automatic number plate identification and classification system that enables automatic recognition of number plates (ANPR) as well as classification of different vehicle classes. Furthermore, the system’s technology makes it possible to recognise number plates in four directions. It achieves a very high detection rate, even at high speeds, and allows enforcement officers to concentrate on identified suspect cases.
The system transmits the collected data to the ETC system, where they are checked in the database.
Vitronic will also show how sensor systems can be used to optimise traffic flow and protect VRUs at intersections. On the test track for automated and connected driving (TAVF), within close proximity to the exhibition centre, visitors can experience the technology live at a test installation. Together with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and T-Systems, Vitronic will test its systems at a dangerous location.
Another development on show, Vitronic’s IDTE solution (intelligent detection and tracking equipment), surveys an entire intersection area and provides recorded data from traffic objects for analysis purposes. The system warns road users of possible collisions in real time via a smartphone app.