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Jenoptik delivers one of the world’s first distracted driver programs in Victoria, Australia
Jenoptik, a leading manufacturer of smart mobility solutions, is delivering one of the world’s first distracted driver programs to an Australian customer. The company has a three-year contract with a volume in the low double-digit million euro range and with an optional two-year extension. The contract, with Victoria’s Department of Justice and Community Safety, is to deliver a full-service, mobile road safety camera solution that can detect illegal mobile phone use, the absence of seatbelts and the provision of an offences verification system.
“Using a mobile phone or other devices while driving is distracting and greatly increases the chance of being involved in an accident. This particularly dangerous driver behavior has been an ever-increasing issue during the past years. We are especially delighted to be able to now deliver such a solution that will help road authorities to tackle this challenge,” says Sam Iglewski, Managing Director of Jenoptik Australia.
Jenoptik will provide the State of Victoria with a number of highly efficient, 24/7 self-operating relocatable trailers with all necessary enforcement camera equipment to detect in-car mobile phone use as well as seat belt violations with strong image quality and accuracy. The mobile trailers will be deployed in various locations over time, thus being able to cover an extensive network of Victorian roads.
“Making roads and communities safer is our ambition around the globe. Therefore, we are excited to further contribute to road safety by delivering this innovative project, which is in line with our strategy to grow the share of recurring revenues in our business,” says Kevin Chevis, head of Jenoptik’s Smart Mobility Solutions division.
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About Jenoptik and its Smart Mobility Solutions division
Optical technologies are the core our business: Jenoptik is a globally operating technology group and is active in the two photonics-based divisions: Advanced Photonic Solutions and Smart Mobility Solutions. Our key target markets primarily include the semiconductor equipment industry, medical technology, automotive and mechanical engineering as well as traffic.
Jenoptik’s Smart Mobility Solutions division provides photonics-based, innovative and sustainable solutions, including technology and services for Road Safety, Public Security and Road User Charging. Our customers include local and governmental authorities, police and enforcement agencies, as well as public and private organizations. As pioneers of sensor-based road safety cameras and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR/ALPR), Traffic Law Enforcement and ANPR technology is at the core of our product portfolio. Our solutions cover a wide range of stationary and mobile applications such as vehicle monitoring and classification, average and spot speed, red-light enforcement including additional features, civil security, as well as road user charging and emission control, using video analytics and artificial intelligence. As an end-to-end solution provider, we support our customers with the provision of roadside equipment and software, including integration, installation and maintenance through to full-service operation of our solutions. Our powerful data management solutions turn data into knowledge with automated data processing and real-time analytics. We continue to research and develop new and emerging sensors and solutions, with new platforms optimized for emerging sectors such as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Our strong global presence and installation base is supported by a reliable partner network. With innovation as our driving force, Jenoptik is a world-leading enabler for smart mobility, with intelligent solutions and services constantly evolving to help make roads, journeys, communities, and our environment safer around the globe.