Siemens deploys SafeZone system across London, UK


Siemens has completed the installation of permanent average speed enforcement systems across London using its SafeZone technology. 

Under the contract with Transport for London (TfL), the enforcement system is integrated with more than 120 Sicore ANPR cameras located at 80 sites across various key corridors around the city, including the A40, A406, A2, and A316.

Siemens Sicore ll is its next-generation ANPR camera platform and has been designed for average speed limitation, as well as enforcement, clean air zones, and access control.

Deployment of the new enforcement system is part of UK Government’s initiative to upgrade and expand enforcement capabilities in order to support TfL’s 'Vision Zero' approach to road safety.

Siemens enforcement solution head Luke Normington said: "The collaboration between TfL and Siemens in the design phase of the project was of utmost importance to the success of the project to ensure the system was deployed as efficiently and safely, with minimal impact to the road-users, often meaning installation and commissioning being carried out at night to minimise congestion effects.

"Ensuring speed compliance along a more extensive length of road, rather than just where a camera is located, can make a big difference in cutting the number of collisions."

“The design also considered the maintenance and operation requirements, where Siemens holds the ten-year maintenance contract for the system, to ensure it continues to operate with the highest levels of availability 24/7/365.”

Normington added that the SafeZone system will operate on some of the UK's busiest roads.

TfL head of strategy and outcome planning head Lilli Matson said: “We are strongly committed to reducing danger on London’s streets, especially that caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit.

“Ensuring speed compliance along a more extensive length of road, rather than just where a camera is located, can make a big difference in cutting the number of tragic unacceptable collisions, saving more lives and improving air quality.”


Image: Siemens completes installation of permanent average speed enforcement system across London. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.