News › Jen­op­tik · one of the world’s first dis­trac­ted dri­ver programs

Jen­op­tik, a lea­ding manu­fac­tu­rer of smart mobi­lity solu­ti­ons, is deli­ve­ring one of the world’s first dis­trac­ted dri­ver pro­grams to an Aus­tra­lian cus­to­mer. The com­pany has a three-year con­tract with an optio­nal two-year exten­sion with a value of approx. 10 mil­lion euros. The con­tract, with Victoria’s Depart­ment of Jus­tice and Com­mu­nity Safety, is to deli­ver a full-ser­vice, mobile road safety camera solu­tion that can detect ille­gal mobile phone use, the absence of seat­belts and the pro­vi­sion of an offen­ces veri­fi­ca­tion system.

“Using a mobile phone or other devices while dri­ving is dis­trac­ting and greatly increa­ses the chance of being invol­ved in an acci­dent. This par­ti­cu­larly dan­ge­rous dri­ver beha­vior has been an ever-incre­asing issue during the past years. We are espe­ci­ally deligh­ted to be able to now deli­ver such a solu­tion that will help road aut­ho­ri­ties to tackle this chall­enge,” says Sam Iglew­ski, Mana­ging Direc­tor of Jen­op­tik Australia.

Jen­op­tik will pro­vide the State of Vic­to­ria with a num­ber of highly effi­ci­ent, 24/7 self-ope­ra­ting relo­cata­ble trai­lers with all neces­sary enforce­ment camera equip­ment to detect in-car mobile phone use as well as seat belt vio­la­ti­ons with strong image qua­lity and accu­racy. The mobile trai­lers will be deployed in various loca­ti­ons over time, thus being able to cover an exten­sive net­work of Vic­to­rian roads.

“Making roads and com­mu­ni­ties safer is our ambi­tion around the globe. The­r­e­fore, we are exci­ted to fur­ther con­tri­bute to road safety by deli­ve­ring this inno­va­tive pro­ject, which is in line with our stra­tegy to grow the share of recur­ring reve­nues in our busi­ness,” says Kevin Che­vis, head of Jenoptik’s Smart Mobi­lity Solu­ti­ons division.

About Jen­op­tik and its Smart Mobi­lity Solu­ti­ons division

Opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies are the core our busi­ness: Jen­op­tik is a glo­bally ope­ra­ting tech­no­logy group and is active in the two pho­to­nics-based divi­si­ons: Advan­ced Pho­to­nic Solu­ti­ons and Smart Mobi­lity Solu­ti­ons. Our key tar­get mar­kets pri­ma­rily include the semi­con­duc­tor equip­ment indus­try, medi­cal tech­no­logy, auto­mo­tive and mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring as well as traffic.

Jenoptik’s Smart Mobi­lity Solu­ti­ons divi­sion pro­vi­des pho­to­nics-based, inno­va­tive and sus­tainable solu­ti­ons, inclu­ding tech­no­logy and ser­vices for Road Safety, Public Secu­rity and Road User Char­ging. Our cus­to­mers include local and govern­men­tal aut­ho­ri­ties, police and enforce­ment agen­cies, as well as public and pri­vate organizations.

As pio­neers of sen­sor-based road safety came­ras and auto­ma­tic num­ber plate reco­gni­tion (ANPR/ALPR), Traf­fic Law Enforce­ment and ANPR tech­no­logy is at the core of our pro­duct port­fo­lio. Our solu­ti­ons cover a wide range of sta­tio­nary and mobile appli­ca­ti­ons such as vehicle moni­to­ring and clas­si­fi­ca­tion, average and spot speed, red-light enforce­ment inclu­ding addi­tio­nal fea­tures, civil secu­rity, as well as road user char­ging and emis­sion con­trol, using video ana­ly­tics and arti­fi­cial intelligence.

As an end-to-end solu­tion pro­vi­der, we sup­port our cus­to­mers with the pro­vi­sion of roadside equip­ment and soft­ware, inclu­ding inte­gra­tion, instal­la­tion and main­ten­ance through to full-ser­vice ope­ra­tion of our solu­ti­ons. Our powerful data manage­ment solu­ti­ons turn data into know­ledge with auto­ma­ted data pro­ces­sing and real-time ana­ly­tics. We con­ti­nue to rese­arch and deve­lop new and emer­ging sen­sors and solu­ti­ons, with new plat­forms opti­mi­zed for emer­ging sec­tors such as Con­nec­ted and Auto­no­mous Vehicles.

Our strong glo­bal pre­sence and instal­la­tion base is sup­ported by a relia­ble part­ner net­work. With inno­va­tion as our dri­ving force, Jen­op­tik is a world-lea­ding enabler for smart mobi­lity, with intel­li­gent solu­ti­ons and ser­vices con­stantly evol­ving to help make roads, jour­neys, com­mu­ni­ties, and our envi­ron­ment safer around the globe.


Andreas Thei­sen


Head of Inves­tor Relations

Phone: +49 3641 65–2291

E‑mail: moc.kitponej@nesieht.saerdna


Cor­ne­lia Ehrler


Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons and Marketing

Phone: +49 3641 65–2255

E‑mail: moc.kitponej@relrhe.ailenroc