VPS Group wins Transport Technology Business of the Year at TRANStech 2019

Hi-tech cameras roadside
VPS CCTV systems helping to keep traffic flowing

The Intel­li­gent Trans­port Solu­tions (ITS) team at VPS Secu­ri­ty Ser­vices has cap­tured a major award for its inno­v­a­tive use of tech­nolo­gies to improve trans­port and mobil­i­ty in the UK. Under­lin­ing its com­mit­ment to improv­ing future mobil­i­ty, VPS Group’sChief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer Dar­ron Cavanagh, col­lect­ed the Award along­side oth­er win­ners such as Ford, Uber and Trans­port for Lon­don, at a gala lunch held at the Roy­al Lan­cast­er Hotel, Lon­don last Friday.

The TRANStech Awards have been estab­lished to recog­nise imag­i­na­tion and inno­va­tion by those using tech­nol­o­gy to improve UK’s trans­port sys­tem. They recog­nise and reward excel­lence and achieve­ment in both estab­lished and emerg­ing areas of mobil­i­ty and trans­port, that ben­e­fit users and soci­ety as a whole. 

VPS Group’s ITS team are pas­sion­ate about improv­ing future mobil­i­ty through Smart­zone Safe­ty Sys­tems. To meet individual’s and com­mu­ni­ties’ increased expec­ta­tions on mobil­i­ty we must deploy bet­ter inte­grat­ed tech­nolo­gies.” com­ments Dar­ron Cavanagh. We’re delight­ed, for exam­ple, with the response to our mul­ti­lin­gual vari­able road signs project, com­bin­ing for­eign num­ber plate recog­ni­tion with sus­tain­able wire­less CCTV systems.” 

Wide­ly report­ed in the press and TV in July this year, High­ways Eng­land tri­aled a VPS devel­op­ment, mul­ti­lin­gual road signs. Togeth­er with HW Mar­tin (Traf­fic Man­age­ment) and Ren­nicks UK, they deployed mobile CCTV Tow­ers car­ry­ing auto­mat­ic num­ber plate recog­ni­tion cam­eras along the M6. By iden­ti­fy­ing for­eign truck dri­vers in advance of road­works, the sys­tem trans­mit­ted mes­sages such as Road Closed Ahead’ in their lan­guage, to elec­tron­ic signs, in French, Pol­ish, Roman­ian or six oth­er lan­guages, depend­ing on the coun­try of ori­gin for a num­ber plate. 

Phil Bunting, VPS’ Direc­tor respon­si­ble for the ITS team, adds: We’re a new gen­er­a­tion of entre­pre­neurs who are invest­ing in rewrit­ing the mod­el for how we trav­el. As part of VPS’ Smart­zone Safe­ty Sys­tem, inte­grat­ing tech­nolo­gies enables us to deliv­er a whole raft of intel­li­gent traf­fic solu­tions that can help improve trans­port and safe­ty for everyone.” 

Dar­ron Cavanagh is also speak­ing at Move 2020, the pres­ti­gious mobil­i­ty event held in Feb­ru­ary next year, at London’s Excel. 

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Transtech 2019