ITS Solutions

Tutor System

 

The Tutor system is approved under the "new highway code" on speeding violations issued by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (Decree of the Director General no. 3999 of 24.12.2004 and subsequent extensions). Unlike traditional control systems, which are only effective at one point on the motorway, this system has two methods for detecting violations: average speed on a stretch of the motorway and instantaneous speed, through the systematic, direct and secure enforcement of speed limits.

To control the average speed, for each stretch of the motorway the Tutor provides two peripheral monitoring points that collect vehicle data (speed, category and license plate). This information is sent to a central server that collects it, certifying its origin and integrity. 

 

 
 

The main features of the system are: 

  • Very high resolution cameras (1600x1200)
  • An advanced, frame-rate OCR (Optical Character Recognition) system with 5 license plates recognized in 5 photos of a vehicle at 260 km/h
  • A precise time reference through constant alignment with the GPS system

These qualitative elements allow: 

  • The accurate measurement of average and instantaneous speed with <3% error;
  • High rates of license plate number recognition;
  • Continuous measurements, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year;
  • Performance independent of environmental conditions.
 

 

 

RESULTS IN ITALY

The Tutor system has also been shown to be an excellent preventive tool, capable of positively changing driving behaviours. Its use has drastically and progressively reduced the peak and average vehicle speeds, which has also led to a sharp decrease in accident rates and their consequences for people (reduction of mortality on the covered network is greater than 50%).

The Tutor system has also contributed to achieving important results in terms of environmental impact, considering the reduction of CO2 emissions resulting from the decrease in the average speed and a more uniform driving style. For these reasons, it has also attracted the interest of non-motorway agencies (municipalities, provinces and ANAS), which have begun to install this system on routes under their own jurisdiction.