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Siemens awarded traffic detection contract in London

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Siemens will monitor the capital’s traffic after being awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL).

The company has been selected to upgrade and operate the detection and enforcement infrastructure (D&EI) contract for the next five years including

the supply of equipment, systems and services as part of TfL’s low emission zone (LEZ) and congestion charging schemes.

Commencing January 2015 with the implementation phase, the new agreement includes the replacement, support, maintenance and operation of instation systems and services including business continuity services for both LEZ and the congestion charging schemes. The contract also includes the replacement of ANPR cameras and associated infrastructure for the purpose of enforcement and monitoring. The ANPR cameras will be located on-street across various sites including transportable ANPR for the LEZ scheme.

The current enforcement infrastructure contract was awarded to Siemens in October 2005 and included the supply of a complete enforcement system including over 1,300 automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras by Siemens. At around 300 sites, the cameras and system are capable of capturing and processing details of up to six million number plates every day.

Tom MacMorran, sales and marketing director at Siemens, said: “Drawing on many years’ service operation in London and elsewhere, we have the experience and expertise to supply and implement solutions such as roadside infrastructure, IT solutions, back-office software and satellite-based systems to achieve or exceed very high availability and detection service level agreements.”


Will be interesting to see how their new traffic detection methods grow in the coming years.