To meet French road enforcement department needs to maintain the control effort on vehicles and motorised two-wheelers, while significantly increasing offender detection rates, Parifex has developed the Vigie double-sided interception fixed radar. The company says this is the first stationary speed enforcement system using 3D-Lidar technology.
As part of a programme to modernise its national radar installation base, the French department wanted to deploy digital speed control devices with simultaneous shots of the front and rear of the infringing vehicle, within a single, roadside device.
The Vigie double-sided 3D-Lidar unit which Parifex developed has a tracking feature and is able to take front and rear photos of vehicles and motorcycles. This means that it can obtain both the face of the driver and the licence plate. Having front and rear shots of an offending vehicle significantly improves offender prosecution rates.
Parifex says that this cutting-edge technology enables it to offer a range of other applications for smart cities and connected and autonomous vehicles. Indeed, the company has developed ITS systems allowing vehicle identification, red light running detection, automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR), intelligent counting, as well as a range of other applications using 3D-Lidar technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), including machine learning techniques. Moreover, Parifex is currently taking part in autonomous vehicle tests by providing a tracking solution, for instance located on a roundabout, that can monitor vehicles, and even pedestrians or other vulnerable road users. Since the system is able to calculate speed and distance for each object it observes, it can autonomously transmit critical safety information to connected vehicles.