Vision specialist Jenoptik received more than $24m in traffic safety equipment orders from the US and Canada over the first three months of the year.
The orders consist of existing road safety equipment as well as Jenoptik’s latest release of the Vector camera platform.
It was developed as a complementary enforcement device for speed detection and ANPR.
Jenoptik says: "In locations where vehicle speeds need to be managed over a short distances, Vector provides a practical and cost effective solution, allowing those responsible for road safety to address collision hot spots."
In 2020, 42,060 people died on US roads – an 8% increase from the previous year, despite the fact that Covid restrictions meant that traffic volumes were down on 2019.
“As a supplier of road safety and public security solutions, Jenoptik is committed to supporting Vision Zero and improving the safety and security in communities around the world," said Dr. Stefan Traeger, Jenoptik president & CEO.
"Our road safety solutions represent a step forward in safer cities with our traffic enforcement technology. We are happy to be able to contribute with our solutions to more traffic safety in North America.”
"We are seeing an increase in transportation departments, public health and other public officials such as mayors' offices stepping up and leading initiatives to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities thus increasing public safety," he concludes.