Siemens Mobility has announced that its SafeZone average speed enforcement system has received Home Office Type Approval (HOTA) in the UK.

With HOTA approval, Siemens Mobility SafeZone evidence is now fully admissible in court for road traffic offences.

The certification covers several features of SafeZone, including a day / night mode, which offers smart camera operation for many schemes, wherein no additional or intrusive lighting is required to be installed.

The company said that its new average speed enforcement system is based on automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology and features its Sicore II camera, which uses HD camera sensors to provide accurate and effective speed enforcement.

Siemens Mobility claims that its new solution has been designed to operate in all weather conditions and can secure identification of vehicles moving at speeds of up to 300kph (186mph).

Siemens Mobility UK Intelligent Traffic Systems managing director Wilke Reints said: “The new standards associated with Home Office approval are high; testing is rigorous and demanding. This is really important if traffic offences are to be pursued.

“With this latest evolution of SafeZone, we have an average speed enforcement solution that leads the market in terms of security, image quality, capture rates and system performance.

“Our experienced teams have worked extremely closely to provide the installation, set up, validation and maintenance for each project. We look forward to collaboratively delivering many more such schemes with WJ over the coming months across the UK’s road network.”

Last November, Siemens Mobility secured a contract to supply its cooperative intelligent transport system (C-ITS) to the Austrian highway network operating authority ASFiNAG.

The company explained that its C-ITS is a next-generation traffic management system, which facilitates the exchange of safety information between vehicles and the road.