Sundt & Baelt’s expectations exceeded in first seven months of Denmark’s Low Emission Zone deployment

16 March, 2021

Neology, Inc. and Marston Holdings are pleased to support the Danish Nationwide “Miljoezoner” scheme in the delivery of significant environmental benefits. On July 1, 2020, Neology and Marston Holdings began the operation of an end-to-end solution in five “Miljoezoner” low emission zones (LEZ) to support the reduction of emissions in the most polluting areas of Denmark.

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, exceeding contract expectations
• Journey compliance rates have improved and now exceed 99.5%
• Efficient enforcement and awareness activities have resulted in the reduction of penalty charge notifications by more than 85% compared to peak period

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 penalty for driving illegally in the Danish LEZs is DKK 12,500 (£1,440) for lorries and buses and DKK 1,500 (£170) for vans.

Sund & Baelt (S&B), a state-owned transport infrastructure provider, engaged with ITS Teknik/Neology and Marston Holdings to solve one of the most pressing traffic related challenges in Denmark. The principle elements of the 5-year agreement between S&B and the suppliers include:

Neology
• Neology’s CAZaaS (Clean Air Zone-as-a-Service) portfolio provides vehicle detection and processing services, fixed and mobile ANPR field equipment, image processing software, and operational back office (OBO) solutions with manual review capabilities. Using the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, these solutions detect and enforce vehicles entering the LEZ 24 hours a day, 365 days per week at industry-leading levels helping these communities achieve environmental sustainability.

Marston Holdings
• ParkTrade Europe AB, a Marston Holdings company, delivered the LEZ office services for domestic and foreign vehicles including penalty charge noticing (PCN), vehicle database integrations and payment solutions. These solutions provide a seamless customer experience to register vehicles (individual and fleet), process PCNs and support the collection of fines.

ITS Teknik
• ITS Teknik rapidly deployed Neology’s latest IRIS ANPR solution in less than 100 days, maintaining its stellar reputation of deploying strategic traffic infrastructure in the Danish market.

“Our partnership with Neology, ITS Teknik and Marston has given us an opportunity to effectively enforce the LEZ scheme with huge reduction of polluting vehicles in the low emission zones,” said Lise Jonasen, S&B Programme Manager.

“We are pleased to be delivering innovative and efficient solutions into Denmark and being able to see the early results that support Danish goals related to the environment,” added Jörgen Odgaard, CEO of ParkTrade at Marston Holdings.

“We appreciate the trust S&B put in us to execute their vision in tackling this important issue,” said Luke Normington, Managing Director of EMEA and General Manager of ALPR at Neology. “Working closely with the S&B team, we have been able to deliver a world-first nationwide LEZ scheme utilising the latest artificial Intelligence-based solutions to deliver incredible results, in a challenging period of time.”

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