New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services

Helping NSW Roads and Maritime Services to drive point-to-point enforcement in just two years

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is the NSW Government agency charged with delivering safe and efficient journeys throughout NSW. RMS projects and programs improve the safe and reliable movement of people and goods by various transport modes, including through the road freight network, NSW waterways, public transport network and active transport such as cycling and pedestrian areas.

Prompted by a series of serious accidents involving heavy vehicles, in 2008 the NSW Government decided to introduce average speed enforcement as part of an expanded risk-based enforcement program, centred on the successful Safe-T-Cam® model.

The challenge was to deliver a fully operational and robust solution covering 25 enforcement zones on major highways in just two years. The solution had to process images from multiple camera suppliers, analyse large amounts of data with minimal human involvement, and deliver evidential material to the high legal standards required by courts and measurement organisations.

Objective (formerly Itree), which had been the RMS prime technology partner for development and maintenance of the Safe-T-Cam® software from inception, was tasked with redeveloping the software platform to meet the requirements of automated average speed enforcement.

The solution was progressively implemented across various speed zones, completing within the project budget and on time. The rigorous testing and progressive deployment enabled RMS to meet the Government’s deadlines with the confidence that the system would cater effectively with the demands of real traffic.

The project provided significant value to RMS, by utilising Objective's deep understanding of the regulatory expectations of government.

NSW Roads & Maritime Services