Jenoptik’s new National Highways framework deal will make roads safer, sooner
Automated enforcement specialists Jenoptik says its appointment to National Highways’ Operational Technology Commercial Framework will speed up work to make the England’s strategic road network safer.
The company, known for its automatic number plate recognition enforcement cameras, will be part of the English motorway and trunk road operator’s main procurement route for operational roadside technology, supporting the delivery of RIS2, the Road Investment Strategy from 2020 to 2025.
Jenoptik has been appointed to Lots 1, 4 and 5 covering detector systems, operational systems and operational technology consultancy support.
This means it will be quicker and simpler to procure solutions such as future generations of the variable speed limit HADECS enforcement technology, and wider average speed schemes to support speed and flow management as well as emissions control. Thanks to being on the framework, Jenoptik will also have the opportunity to deliver spot speed and red light solutions more quickly.
“I commend National Highways for improving the procurement process to make implementation of new technology quicker and simpler,” commented Jenoptik Deputy Managing Director Geoff Collins. “Independent research proves that our SPECS average speed schemes halve the number of Fatal and Serious Collisions on UK roads, so anything that makes implementation of new schemes faster is good news for motorists.”
Jenoptik’s ANPR solutions are also used to regulate speeds in order to reduce emissions in highly polluted areas and manage traffic during extreme weather events. As well as the average speed enforcement it is most known for, the company delivers spot speed, red light and advanced ANPR based ITS schemes.
Jenoptik’s appointment to National Highways’ Operational Technology Commercial Framework is for an initial two years, with the potential to be extended for a further two years.