AGD’s new generation intelligent radar detection system, the ‘342’ speed enforcement radar has won a prestigious award at the inaugural Cotswold Life Engineering and Manufacturing Innovation Awards 2015.
It won top prize for ‘Best Research and Development Project’ in the Cotswold region. The prize covered the large area comprising Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
The ‘342’ intelligent detection radar provides the critical speed and range information required for host enforcement camera systems monitoring vehicles in high-speed motorway environments. It fully integrates with leading provider, Imtech’s photo-based enforcement system which is set to achieve Home Office Type Approval (HOTA) – one of the most stringent standards in the world. The ‘342’ will be deployed in volume to implement the large-scale roll-out of the Smart Motorway scheme throughout the UK.
The judges said they were particularly impressed with the success of AGD’s ‘342’ research and development project which called on the strengths and expertise of the firm’s talented engineering team and how closely the radar is aligned with AGD’s business growth strategy in both the UK and overseas.
AGD’s Commercial Director Ian Hind (pictured right with colleague Oliver Bain) said: “We are delighted to have won the award for Best Research and Development Project for our ‘342’ speed enforcement radar amidst some stiff competition. It is wonderful to receive recognition for creating innovative, workable solutions for the traffic and transport industry. This is a huge endorsement of our engineering strength in radar detection innovation.”