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Kuwait uses Jenoptik technology to detect moving vehicle offences

Jenoptik will provide together with its local partner more than 100 TraffiPole housings equipped with systems to enforce red light, speeding and moving vehicle offences.

Jenoptik, a leading manufacturer of road safety and civil security solutions, secured a new order from the Traffic Department of Kuwait, a division of the country’s Ministry of the Interior. Together with its local partner First Joint Group, Jenoptik will equip Kuwait with more than 100 traffic enforcement systems to increase safety at intersections in the country. The systems are able to detect red light, speeding and moving vehicle offences, such as illegal turns. The value of the contract is in the mid single-digit million euro range and includes site surveys, installation, hardware and technical training. Deliveries are scheduled for the third quarter 2024.

The systems will be housed in Jenoptik’s TraffiPole, a sustainable housing solution developed for hot climates. A natural air-cooling system ensures for all components to work accurately at high temperatures while making an electrically powered one redundant. Its distinguished design blends into the modern city scape. All traffic safety systems will be equipped with an external flash unit and with an alarm box, which will automatically alert authorities in case of manipulation or vandalism.

Tobias Deubel, Head of Jenoptik’s Smart Mobility Solutions division, said “Kuwait has a long-lasting history of making its roads safer and getting closer to Vision Zero. Together with our local partner, we have been supplying the country with systems for 25 years to enhance road safety. By choosing our newest systems, Kuwait is one of the first countries to seize the opportunity to reduce accidents at intersections in a very sustainable way.”

Humoud Al Rhoudhan, General Manager of First Joint Group, said “We are extremely content with the performance of Jenoptik’s systems and the partnership we have. Over the last decades, a decrease in accidents and fatalities is evident in Kuwait due to the systems.”

Traffic safety technology made by Jenoptik has been successfully deployed in the Middle East for some decades. Jenoptik has also been involved in a variety of traffic safety projects in Kuwait since the 1990s.

Images of the TraffiPole housing, which won the 2022 Intertraffic Green Globe Award, are available for download in the Jenoptik image database in the Press Release gallery.

About Jenoptik and its Smart Mobility Solutions division

Optical technologies are the core of our business. Jenoptik is a global photonics group and comprises the two divisions Advanced Photonic Solutions and Smart Mobility Solutions. Our key markets primarily include semiconductor & electronics, life science & medical technology as well as smart mobility. Approximately 4,600 people worldwide work for the Jenoptik Group, which is headquartered in Jena (Germany). JENOPTIK AG is listed on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt and traded on the MDax and TecDax. In fiscal year 2023, Jenoptik generated revenue of 1,066.0 million euros.

Jenoptik’s Smart Mobility Solutions division provides photonics-based, innovative and sustainable solutions, including technology and services for road safety and security. As an end-to-end solution provider, we support our customers with the provision of roadside equipment and software, including integration, installation, maintenance and financing models through to full-service operation of our solutions.

Our strong global presence and installation base is supported by a longstanding partner network with tens of thousands systems deployed worldwide. Leveraging 90 years of experience and 40 years in ANPR, we have expert knowledge of local regulations and requirements in our markets, where technology performance is critical to the outcome. With innovation as our driving force, Jenoptik is a world-leading enabler for traffic law enforcement and public safety, with intelligent solutions and services constantly evolving to help make roads, journeys, communities and our environment safer around the globe.


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