Enforce traffic laws via an intelligent transportation system
In an increasingly mobile world, cities and metropolitan areas face great pressure to accommodate traffic. Maintaining safety and traffic flow are top priorities, but they must be balanced against concerns such as noise pollution, environmental hazards, border protection and more. Indeed, cities today face great challenges in managing and controlling movement, while minimizing economic and social concerns.
AN AUTOMATED SOLUTION
One way to positively influence driver behaviour is by adequately enforcing motorist laws, including speed limits and red-light controls. New advancements in technology allow cities to automate enforcement on a large scale, making it easier than ever to perform once labor-intensive tasks.
DXC Intelligent Transportation Systems has developed and integrated these solutions into metropolitan areas around the world. DXC, an independent systems integrator, possesses extensive technical knowledge, as well as experience in the fields of sensors, video technology, roadside systems, presentation and process-supported (back office) systems, to bring these projects to life.
In 1996, DXC installed the world’s first average speed enforcement system along a highway. The pilot system was installed along the A2 motorway between Maarssen and Breukelen in the Netherland’s Utrecht province. Enforcing the speed on the highway had a positive impact on traffic flow and reduced the number of accidents. Research showed the system also decreased noise and the amount of particle emissions.
The Dutch Public Prosecution, pleased by the success of the pilot, implemented several additional average speed enforcement systems. DXC supplies the highest number of these systems, called Sentinel Multiforce, in the Netherlands now, currently managing five average speed enforcement systems. Implementations include:
- The A2 motorway between Maarssen and Abcoude. The system keeps an eye on the speed of five lanes of traffic, with two different speed limits, for a distance of 16 km.
- The N62 (Westerschelde) and the A2 in Maastricht (King Willem-Alexander Tunnel). These systems are the only way to prevent speeding in the tunnel as it lacks the space to use traditional speed cameras.
- Coming soon to the A4 between Amsterdam and Rotterdam and the A12 in the south of Utrecht.
DXC’s systems have been installed outside the Netherlands, as well. In cooperation with contractor JACOPS, DXC placed four Sentinel Multiforce systems on the E17 motorway and the E40 motorway around Antwerp, Belgium.
MONITORING RED LIGHTS
In addition to speed enforcement systems, DXC provides the delivery, implementation and maintenance of spot speed and red-light enforcement systems under the product name Sentinel Spotforce. The fully digital system includes high-resolution, Ethernet-connected cameras that relay information to a central computing server at police headquarters. The setup requires minimal roadside equipment, thus reducing the cost of ownership and risk of vandalism
DXC is responsible for the nationwide rollout of more than 100 of these systems throughout the Netherlands.
WEIGHING CARGO, PROTECTING BORDERS
Another DXC product, Sentinel Weight, allows the dynamic weighing of trucks and cargo. Now in use by the Belgian police, the highly accurate system detects heavy-loaded vehicles.
DXC’s Sentinel Borderforce has been installed at 15 fixed and six mobile locations in the Netherlands to enable border control. The system monitors and records incoming and outgoing traffic, so the government knows who visits the country.
OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
DXC offers fully automated, end-to-end solutions for transportation enforcement. Our specialists have years of experience in the field of traffic management and can develop innovative solutions on a product or tailored project basis. We work with global partners and providers to bring the best technology to each implementation.
DXC enables communities around the world to enforce traffic laws affordably and enjoy the benefits of an intelligent transportation system.