Danish LEZ project delivers impressive results
ITS (UK) member Neology and Marston Holdings, owner of ITS (UK) member Videalert, have announced the delivery of a major project in Denmark which they say have “significant environmental benefits.”
The Danish Nationwide “Miljoezoner” scheme are a series of low emission zones to support the reduction of emissions in the most polluting areas of Denmark.
The companies say that within the first seven months of operation, the solution has been able to demonstrate consistently high vehicle processing rates at near 100% levels across all vehicle types which exceeded contract expectations, journey compliance rates have improved and now exceed 99.5% while efficient enforcement and awareness activities have resulted in the reduction of penalty charge notifications by more than 85% compared to peak period.
Data suggests the scheme has encouraged transition from higher polluting vehicles to retrofit effective particulate filters to minimise emissions in Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Aalborg, Odense and Aarhus. The companies say it’s noteworthy that illegal driving in the Danish low emission zones will cost DKK 12,500 ($2,000 US) for lorries and buses and DKK 1,500 ($150 US) for vans.
Neology has provided its Clean Air Zone-as-a-Service portfolio providing vehicle detection and processing services, fixed and mobile ANPR field equipment, image processing software, and operational back office (OBO) solutions with manual review capabilities while Marston Holdings subsidiary ParkTrade Europe delivered the LEZ office services for domestic and foreign vehicles including penalty charge noticing (PCN), vehicle database integrations and payment solutions.
Meanwhile Neology has also announced it has completed the Neology Transportation Research Center and extended its long-term master research agreement with Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). The R&D facility is available to other companies to develop practical, adaptive and sustainable solutions to the transportation and tolling market.
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