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CIHT Award Winners

Navtech is a proud winner of the CIHT technology award

Stopped vehicle detection is essential in maintaining safety on road networks. 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 increasingly busy schemes to increase safety and minimise the likelihood of a secondary incident. The system has been successfully trialled in the UK 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.”