Macq Mobility Manager
At a glance

To optimize your investments, we developed a series of software mobility management modules over the past decade. They are all grouped under the Macq Mobility Manager software suite umbrella.

M³ for Police

Security - Protection

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M³ for Mobility

Mobility - Safety

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M³ for Well-being

Low emission zone

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Some of our achievements in the field
of Police, Mobility and Well-being

Counting Stations to detect trucks and dangerous goods vehicles

The project for Dreal De Lille (DREAL DE LILLE / HAUTS DE France / CEREMA PARIS) consists of Temporary Counting Stations using ANPR technology to detect trucks and dangerous goods vehicles for Traffic analysis.
Well-being case study
Objective

The goal of this project is to generate a study report of the classification LGV/HGV and ADR trucks on the METROPOLE DE LILLE ring-road.

Technology

To perform this study, Macq has used 22 Mobile battery powered ANPR iCARCAM3 cameras each to cover 2 lanes, complete with 4G real-time Communication. Al this specific data was gathered in the Macq software management system called M³. This general management platform was equipped with an integrated MMR (Make and Model Recognition software).

Results

This software is capable to classify vehicles into 5 classes with an approximate accuracy of 4 % .


Well-being case study

Mechelen… almost car free

To keep the city of Mechelen pleasant to live, accessible and safe, a completely new traffic plan was introduced in 2011. Vehicle access to numerous streets was prohibited during certian periods of the day to reduce the amount of traffic in the city and improve the air quality. The city of Mechelen has achieved an improtant step in improving its sustainable and smart mobility. Less than two years after the introduction of the car free zones, an first assessment was carried out. Several criteria were assessed. Traffic reduction and air quality measurements were made in conjunction with a resident satisfaction survey analysis following a drop in complaints. Overall the assessment was positive. A few minor adjustments were made to respond to the main remarks. Both the procedure and the online application have now been simplified, access for the disabled made easier and an additional car park provided. Some one hundred icar cameras together with M³ back-office are supporting the city's mobility policy.

On going expansion since 2016


Well-being case study

Implementation of Low Emission Zone in Brussels

Like Berlin and Paris and other cities, Brussels will soon implement a low emission zone to improve the city's air quality. Macq technology - iCAR CAM cameras and Macq Mobility Management (M³) - has been chosen for this. From January 2018 the most polluting vehicles will be banned from the Brussels-Capital region. In the first phase, the ban will only apply to very old diesel vehicles. The rules will become more stringent in later years. The progressive implementation of the low emission zone will give individuals and businesses affected by the measure time to replace their old vehicles and adjust their mobility behaviour.

On going expansion since 2016

The Turnhout Police force opted for Macq's technology

Daily searches on our ANPR platform are constantly helping us resolve criminal offences. Most of the time these involve break-ins and hit and run traffic accidents, as well as more serious offences such as rape and armed attacks.
Turnhout Police
Police case study
Objective

In 2008 the Turnhout Police force in Belgium opted for Macq's smart technology to improve the city and its surrounding's safety and mobility.

Technology

Today over 150 smart cameras are operating 24/7 with an impressive improvement in safety and mobility. Thanks to highly complex back office controls, anyone breaking the law is no longer protected.

Results

The positive results following the section controls implemented in Turnhout encouraged the Police to make further investments in this area. To that effect more section controls will be implemented in the future. The Turnhout Police has emphasised the direct relation between users respecting the speed limits in control sections and the corresponding significant decrease in road deaths .


Police case study

Belgian Federal Police adopt the of use mobile devices

The federal Police are using a mobile device fixed to a bridge or on the side of the road to identifiy wanted vehicles and take immediate action. Using an adapted version of the iCAR-Mobile, the federal Police has its own autonomous system for reading number plates which creates a data base of Police wanted vehicles. From the top of a bridge or the side of the road, the mobile device: scans passing vehicles and detects cars wanted by the Police, sends an instant message by radio to a waitng Police vehicle, the Police vehicle then proceeds to pursue the wanted car.

On going expansion since 2016


Police case study

Two cameras combined with embedded software are fitted to car bumpers

Identification of wanted or stolen cars is instantaneous. Brussels Police have called upon Macq to identify wanted or stolen vehicles. The cameras are hidden in Police car bumpers. They are combined with software embedded in the vehicle which, using its local database, identifies wanted vehicles and enables immediate intervention.

On going expansion since 2016


MOBIRIS mobility centre manages safety and fluidity of the road network

The MOBIRIS mobility centre aims to optimise traffic fluidity and guarantee safety on the major roads of the Belgian capital. MOBIRIS operates 24 hours a day and is equipped with screens which broadcast information sent from Macq systems distributed.
Brussels Mobility Department
Mobility case study
Objective

The MOBIRIS mobility centre aims to optimise traffic fluidity and guarantee safety on the major roads of the Belgian capital.

Technology

MOBIRIS operates 24 hours a day and is equipped with screens which broadcast information sent from Macq systems distributed throughout the road network.

Results

Operators can thereby react efficiently to each alert transmitted and maintain maximum safety accross the network.


Mobility case study

Our First project in Switzerland

Last year, Macq was contacted by the State of Geneva to help them on certain, specific mobility issues. They were looking for a solution that would make it possible to define the travel time between 3 major intersections in the city and do the counting of the incoming and outgoing traffic. Macq offered them a complete solutions using 6 ANPR cameras each covering 2 lanes, complete with 4G real-time communication. The intelligent core of the entire solution was build up by the Macq software management system named M³. This M³ software platform is able to combine all the data coming from the different cameras and other data sources. The measurement performance on the vehicle counting and the average speed (measured between 2 intersections ) are very high. If you would have more questions about this project or specific questions about the M³ software platform, please do not hesitate to contact us.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

C-Mobile (Accelerating C-ITS Mobility Innovation and depLoyment in Europe)

The goal of the project is to create totally safe and efficient road transport with zero fatalaties and serious injuries on European roads with particular focus on complex urban zones and vulnerable users. We foresee congestion free mobility which is sustainable and economically viable with minimum impact on the environment from road transport. C-Mobile will serve as a basis for large scale deployment in Europe, and as a basis for implementing pilot research sites to sustainable service deployment sites managed by local authorities using a common approach which guarantees interoperability and transparent availabilty of the services at an acceptable cost for the end user. This project has received validation number 723311 from the European programme for research and innovation (Horizon 2020)

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

In-depth traffic analysis using image and sound recognition

The goal of the project is to develop a new system for the recognition and analysis of image and sound whereby the make and model of the vehicle, its colour, sound, number plate recognition, speed and trajectory are combined to efficiently count and classify road users from buses to pedestrians, to lorries transporting dangerous and inflammable materials and electric scooters. The system will consist of sensors (cameras and microphones) combined with software enabling real time vehicle identification and key data storage and transmission. The project will mainly involve urban areas with complex roundabout systems and mobility issues where identification based on number plate recognition is not sufficient. "In-depth traffic analysis using image and sound recognition" is supported by the the Dutch province on North Brabant.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

REVaMP² (Round-trip Engineering and VAriability Management Platform and Process)

The aim of REVaMP² is to design, develop and evaluate the first comprehensive automation tool-chain and associated executable process to support round-trip engineering of SIS Product (SIS PL). REVaMP2 comes with a long term competitive cost and short term go to market challenges requiring more agile, round-trip engineering processes that better leverage existing software and provide more systematic and automated variability management. Examples of use coming from the field of energy, tourism, automobiles, traffic management and 3D computer view define the demands of REVaMP2 and evaluate the advantages of the new technology. REVAMP² is a Europan project supported by the Brussels Capital region - Innoviris.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

City of Paris road network lighting system

A lighting management system analyses data collected by electric stations in real time and thus controls street lighting. Macq has provided remote control equipment for the electric stations together with the overall monitoring system.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

PoliVisu enhances public involvement and support in urban policy making

PoliVisu is a research and innovation project to upgrade the traditional cycle of public policy making using Big Data. Its main aim is to improve an open set of digital tools to leverage the data in order to help the decision making process in the public sector to become more democratic in two ways: experiment different policy options through impact visualisation by using the resulting visualisations to engage and exploit the collective intelligence of the players of mobility with a view to developing collaborative solutions. By working with three cities to address societal issues linked with smart mobility and city planning. The goal of this is to enable public authorities to respond to urban challenges by enhancing the policy making proces with the possibilty of a three phaes experimentation in the policy cycle consisting of: conception / implementation / evaluation. This project has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation under the ID no. 769608

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Vlaams Verkeer Centrum

The Vlaams Verkeer Centrum is the traffic management centre in Antwerp. Macq Has installed a large number of systems in this centre to manage tunnels and collect traffic data. The Flemish region was looking to increase traffic fluidity and safety in its tunnels. The systems installed by Macq automate equipment operation in Antwerp’s tunnels and the Brussels ring road. They also collect traffic information and transmit this to the Vlaams Verkeer Centrum, the road control centre in Antwerp.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

MOT test centres are equipped with number plate readers

There are often long queues at automobile technical inspection centres. The Macq iCAR system has made improvements in this field. "Autosécurité", who operates the centres has a significant track record in long waitng times. Macq has installed vehicle license plate readers which have improved acces to the centres. On arrival, the vehicle is identified, the driver can prepare the necessary documents and may even be directed to a fast lane if his profile permits.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Tarentaise Valley access control

Access control to the Tarentaise valley helps avoid congestion and accidents. The Tarentaise valley – access road to winter sports resorts in the Haute-Savoie – is regularly subject to traffic jams. Furthermore, risks of rockfall make this road dangerous. For increased fluidity when accessing these stations and to avoid traffic standstill in high risk areas, the Macq control system controls traffic throughout the valley. A traffic light regulates the traffic by calculating the flow rate to avoid any risk of saturation.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

MOBIRIS mobility centre manages safety and fluidity of the road network

The MOBIRIS mobility centre aims to optimise traffic fluidity and guarantee safety on the major roads of the Belgian capital. MOBIRIS operates 24 hours a day and is equipped with screens which broadcast information sent from Macq systems distributed throughout the road network. Operators can thereby react efficiently to each alert transmitted and maintain maximum safety accross the network.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

“Smart” incident detection and monitoring system on the Antwerp ring road and its access roads

Macq has developed and provided a “smart” incident detection and monitoring system on the Antwerp ring road and its access roads. The Flemish region was looking for solutions to increase traffic fluidity and safety. The system installed by Macq is fully automated. It informs drivers of any accidents, traffic jams and roadworks. It also controls the variable message signs (VMS) and illuminated assignment and speed limit signs on each road.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

SPW variable message signs

The Walloon Public Service chose Macq to control its series of VMS illuminated signs on its motorways. For the SPW, this type of dynamic signalling directly informs drivers of events such as road accidents or poor weather conditions. Macq provides local control boxes for these series of signs and makes all communication originating from the Perex traffic centre in the Walloon region independent from the type of sign used.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Paris: calculate and display journey time on the ring road

"Counting data from the Paris ring road is collected by our equipment to calculate and display journey times. 1,300 counting loops are distributed throughout the Parisian ring road. All of this data is managed in real-time by Macq equipment. Loop detection provides vehicle passage contacts which are recorded in our systems and integrated to produce flow, occupancy and speed data. The results are then used to calulate journey times, which are displayed on the variable message signs located throughout the ring road and on the Paris traffic websites."

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Macq manages the motorway network in the Brussels-Capital region

Macq has installed systems along motorway sections in the Brussels-Capital region to manage the variable message signs (VMS) and collect traffic data using loop detectors. The counting functions collect flow, occupancy and speed data. This information is then transmitted to Mobiris, the Mobility Centre in the Brussels region which also controls the VMS. Motorways in this region are comprised of a portion of the ring road and approach roads leading in from Ghent, Antwerp, Liege and Namur.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Access control for the Bordeaux ring road

The Bordeaux ring road is systematically subject to traffic jams at peak hours. In order to limit this inconvenience, the DDE entrusted Macq to install access ramp controls. Traffic lights authorise vehicle passage on an intermittent basis according to the level of occupation of the main road. This control was inspired by the algorithm used to try and maintain the main road below its saturation threshold. There is no use dashing for the ring road if it is saturated.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Autostrade per Italia

Macq has installed its software on sections of Italian motorways where average speed checks are performed using registration plate recognition. The Autostrade per l’Italia is the largest toll road maintenance and managing body in Italy. It has installed a device to automatically measure the average speed of drivers on sections of motorway using registration plate recognition. Macq was chosen by this motorway operator for its registration plate recognition software, which outperforms its competitors, in particular where a large number of different nationalities are present.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Eurotunnel uses Macq solutions

"The number 1 cross-channel transport operator has equipped its freight toll gates with an automatic vehicle registration system. Eurotunnel, the operator of the Channel tunnel, has equipped its freight toll gates with an all-new automatic vehicle registration system. Result: traffic flow is fluid and queues have disappeared…Most of the lorries crossing the channel between France and England are known and documented by Eurotunnel. When boarding the shuttle, they are automatically detected by registration plate recognition software and no longer need to manually check-in. Thanks to the iCAR systems, waiting times have dropped significantly. This benefits both drivers and the tunnel operator."

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Motorway vehicle counting

Macq has installed counting stations throughout the Belgian motorway network. They collect and transmit data to Flanders and Walionia regional traffic centres. The two Belgian regional authorities which manage the motorways have installed multiple traffic sensors using several techniques: loop detection, cameras, radar systems... Macq has installed counting stations to collect this data and transmit it to the different regional traffic management centres.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Virtual toll gate for the E5-E40 link in Liège

The E5-E40 motorway link crosses the city of Liège by a succession of infrastructures: three tunnels and a suspended bridge whose tunnel goes under the river Cointe. Inaugurated in 2001, the site has a virtual toll gate requiring the counting, classification and identification of all vehicles using it. Identification is carried out either through the detection of a remote toll badge embedded in the vehicle or by automatic number plate recognition. Counting and classification are carried out by means of precision laser scanning. Two pairs of cameras are fixed on each lane in both directions at two different points of the road section. These read and record the number plates and take accurate average speed measurements.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

HOKA is working with Macq to increase traffic fluidity and safety during roadworks

It relies on Macq for its mobile journey control system. The control system provides road users with accurate information: journey times on roads subject to roadworks and alternative route options. Hoka, part of the BAM Wegen group, designs, creates and installs equipment to increase traffic fluidity and security during roadworks.

On going expansion since 2016


Mobility case study

Variable Message Signs (VMS) management - Vlaams Verkeer Centrum

"The Flemish region has entrusted Macq to implement a dynamic management system for its major roads surrounding the city of Antwerp. VMS and dynamic signs are managed from the control centre and control traffic flow on a lane by lane basis. "

On going expansion since 2016