AUTONOMOUS MOBILE RADAR CONTROL VEHICLE
ROAD SAFETY CHALLENGES
Excess speeding is the leading cause of death, with more than 50% of fatalities occurring on secondary roads. Current fixed and mobile radar systems already prevent many accidents, but their potential has been fully exploited. Fixed speed camera systems are ideal for black spots with high accident rates. Although 50% of fatalities occur on secondary roads, the vastness of the road network and their low average accident rates make fixed radars unsuitable for those roads.
On the contrary, our on-board mobile system can cover all roads (especially secondary roads) where speed control is not yet applied, in a very flexible and cost-effective way. All the vehicles encountered while driving are anonymized for real-time speed analysis. In addition, SYSNAV’s solution allows for continuous road data collection, such as road signs. All the information is recorded to create a database with average speed per road, segments with high risks, number of vehicles per road, state of road signs, weather conditions, etc. The system then uses this data to continuously predict locations representing the highest risk of accident.
With the help of industry experts and the French government, we analyzed the requirements for a concrete and effective application of speed control. In conjunction with the Ministry of the Interior, SYSNAV has designed an autonomous and mobile speed control system, with the aim of increasing traffic safety by continuously imposing the speed limit by changing the location frequently and by using predictive analysis.
Thanks to its automation, the system does not require the attention of the driving police officer, allowing him to concentrate on other tasks. With the aim of enforcing speed limits in order to reduce accidents and deaths due to road accidents, the solution allows the identification of road signs and flash offending vehicles from an unmarked patrol vehicle. The data collected is also used to provide analytical reports by road section, giving the number of vehicles, the average speed, the risk of overspeeding, the condition of the signs, etc.
Currently being deployed across a total of 440 vehicles, of which 150 are fully operational throughout France.