SEA introduces new eco-friendly platform and upgrades mobile traffic enforcement technology

Published 13th July 2018

Cohort plc company SEA is launching a new upgraded and eco-friendly version of its mobile traffic enforcement system at Parkex 18 on June 13-14.

The flexible, zero emissions platform is based on a Citroën C-Zero vehicle housing the latest version of SEA’s proven ROADflow system for traffic enforcement in problems areas such as bus lanes, schools, yellow box junctions and restricted parking areas.

There are currently 52 active ROADflow mobile enforcement systems operating throughout the UK. Besides introducing a green vehicle, SEA has upgraded its mobile ROADflow system by trebling the camera surveillance capability; utilising ruggedised tablet based hardware and improving the layout of the vehicle to enable greater flexibility and versatility in its use by ensuring minimal hardware intrusion into the luggage area.

SEA believes it is the first supplier in the UK to offer a mobile system with enhanced tablet hardware. The next generation system also offers improved 4G communication links for secure transfer of data. The data captured can be transmitted in real time or downloaded when the vehicle returns to the depot. As part of the system’s increased capability, it has been fitted with three pairs of colour context and infra-red cameras on both sides of the vehicle and at the rear to enhance the detection rate of infringements.

The system can be used in attended or unattended mode. In attended mode, a second operator is located in the vehicle, or the vehicle is parked so that the driver is free to operate the system. In unattended mode, the driver is not required to interact with the system when capturing evidence on the move.

This mode enables the automatic detection of a possible offence within the enforcement zone or area, the system captures video and positional information on vehicles that are committing a probable offence.

Jon Hargroves, SEA Product and Technical Director, explained:

“Reducing carbon emissions in urban areas is high on every local authority’s agenda; we believe that using eco-friendly vehicles for detecting traffic infringements is an essential part of the future. We are delighted to unveil the latest upgrade to our mobile ROADflow system, increasing capability and making detection more effective by using the latest hardware solutions that will further improve the users’ ability to improve road safety and reduce congestion"