Navtech is a proud winner of the CIHT technology award
Stopped vehicle detection is essential in the roll out of the new smart motorway scheme. Stopped or broken down vehicles can be detected by the system within less than 10 seconds, sending an alert to the control centre. This is crucial for the new schemes which involve all lanes running, to increase safety and minimise the likelihood of a secondary incident. The system has been successfully trialled on two sections of the M25.
Last week, the CIHT awards took place at , and saw Navtech Radar, Highways England, Connect Plus, Connect Plus Services, Atkins a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, Jackson Civil Engineering, and MwayComms taking home the technology award for the trialled stopped vehicle detection system.
Judges at the event commented:
"This entry demonstrates an exceptionally well thought through, well-engineered and well-implemented solution. The SVD Radar offers a powerful measure, with widespread application, for alerting network operations systems and staff to stationary vehicles. It will help them mitigate safety critical issues, improve incident response times and traffic flow.
It is highly likely that its implementation will save lives and prevent injuries. The trials have proved the quality and the use-case for the equipment and the approach taken."
Find out more about the capabilities of the system, or watch the videos here: