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Videalert goes electric for mobile enforcement

First publishedin World Highways
July August 2019
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Videalert sets its sights on electric scooters

Videalert, a traffic management and enforcement solutions company, has created a traffic enforcement system suitable for electric scooters.

The electric enforcement vehicle will enable councils to enforce a wide range of moving traffic, parking and clean air zone contraventions whilst demonstrating their commitment to reducing emissions.

The system was launched at the recent Traffex exhibition in Birmingham, England and featured a BMW C Evolution vehicle, although vehicles from other manufacturers can be used, according to Videalert. The BMW model offers a range of up to 160km and comes with energy recuperation from braking and accelerating.

The BMW carries two dual camera units - one forward facing and one facing rear. Each camera comprises an automatic number plate recognition and a colour camera which captures contextual video evidence. In this configuration, the ONVIF-compliant HD cameras deliver superior capture rates of up to 98% with just a single pass at normal road speeds, according to Videalert. This dramatically increases productivity and reduces the total cost of ownership.

The onboard systems are totally automatic requiring no manual operation, said Tim Daniels, marketing director of Videalert.

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