The world’s largest supplier of traffic enforcement equipment, the Sensys Gatso Group, has received an order from Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration (STA), worth 1.7m (US$1.9m), which covers speed enforcement systems for use in tunnels, and spare parts for existing speed camera installations.
Safety in road tunnels is one of the STA’s priority areas, so it has assigned Sensys Gatso to further develop their current speed enforcement systems in order to meet the specific requirements of tunnel deployments. The Transport Administration has an increasing number of tunnels to manage, especially around the country’s larger cities, while at the same time, the requirements on traffic safety are higher in tunnels, due to the potentially severe consequences of a crash. Sweden currently boasts seven major tunnels over a mile (1.6km) in length, with several others under construction, including the Forbifart Stockholm network of underground expressway tunnels. When it fully opens in around 2022, the 10.6 mile (17km) long bypass will be the world’s longest city tunnel, with an intended capacity of approximately 140,000 vehicles per day.
Formed in 2015, when Sweden’s Sensys Traffic acquired the Dutch company Gatso Beheer, the Sensys Gatso Group produces a range of radar-based static, mobile and average speed enforcement systems. The new contract from the STA is awarded to Sensys Gatso within the framework of the current contract that was signed in 2013 between the two parties for a minimum of 700 systems to be deployed across Sweden. The new agreement is seen as an example of the cooperative development of new applications and technologies between the two organizations. Sensys has been supplying the STA with speed camera systems since 1987. The new tunnel equipment order, which is in addition to the ongoing roll-out of new speed enforcement systems, will be delivered during the first half of 2018.
“We are proud that we, in close cooperation with the Transport Administration, will continue to develop the speed enforcement systems for use in tunnels,” said Torbjörn Sandberg, president and CEO of Sensys Gatso. “It improves our position as a strategically important supplier to the Transport Administration.”