FIMA to install next generation speed cameras on Lithuanian roads

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The smart infrastructure solutions company, FIMA, has signed a contract with the Lithuanian Road Administration (LRA) under the Ministry of Transport and Communications to install 52 speed cameras. The cameras will be installed on the roads of national importance and at the boundaries of the cities. They will start measuring vehicle speeds at the end of next year.

“When we took part in the tender for the purchase and installation of these speed cameras, we offered new generation cameras which include automatic number plate recognition and can be used to measure the speed of a vehicle at a particular driving moment and, if necessary, can be adapted in the future to measure average speeds over a section of road. They can also be used to prevent hazardous manoeuvres, to check whether a vehicle is insured, and its inspection certificate is still valid. This means that the LRA will be able to adapt the new equipment to meet its needs fully,” said Simonas Šidlauskas, Transport Infrastructure Group Leader at FIMA.

According to Simonas Šidlauskas, this will be the first time that such next generation hybrid speed cameras will be installed in the Baltic countries. The devices produced by the German company Jenoptik and offered by FIMA are unique thanks to their deep learning engine which allows them to learn from real-world conditions, to recognise deformed and damaged number plates and to carry out more comprehensive analysis of traffic flows. This is the first application of this image analysis method in the speed enforcement equipment market. The deep learning engine will help analyse the traffic statistics in a more detailed way. Until now, speed cameras have only been able to recognise only two classes of vehicles based on the signature on a radar sensor.  But this advanced technology will analyse every vehicle and assign it to one of the five transport classes.

During the project, FIMA will undertake the system design works, mount the speed control and data communication equipment and create information and data transmission systems interfaces.