HADECS

Highways Agency Digital Enforcement Camera System

HADECS Highways Agency Digital Enforcement Camera System

HADECS3 combines speed detection with image capture and data transmission to enforce variable mandatory speed limits on up to four lanes.

Current Challenges

As the flow of traffic grows increasingly complex, the challenge of ensuring effective management of traffic on UK motorways becomes increasingly harder to maintain. With more vehicles on the road than ever before, it is contributing to high levels of congestion, which impacts road user safety.

HADECS, the Highway’s Agency (now National Highways) Digital Enforcement Camera System, is an established and widely recognised system that uses mandatory variable speed limits to regulate speed on UK motorways.

However, with the investments to further develop smart motorways to cope with higher traffic demands, operational requirements have changed and with that the requirements needed for modern motorways or enforce the national speed limit to prevent high levels of congestion have also changed.

Introducing HADECS3

HADECS3 is the latest generation of HADECS system and it has evolved to meet the new challenges of traffic flow management. This system differs from previous versions as it eliminates the need for a physical link to the signals. This allows automatic adjustments to changing traffic flows, such as opening the hard shoulder, to increase capacity and keep traffic flowing during busy periods.

HADECS3 combines speed detection with image capture and data transmission to enforce variable mandatory speed limits on up to four lanes, something previous versions have been unable to achieve.

Dynniq has continuously undertaken the development, Home Office Type Approval and maintenance of each new HADECS generation with each new system rising to the challenge of keeping drivers safe and motorways less congested.

Benefits of HADECS3

HADECS3 ability to display information through variable message signs across multiple lanes allows a wide range of traffic information to be provided to road users directly. This effectively manages incidents and reduces queues by regulating speed, as road users are more likely to react to a change in road conditions if they are provided with the right information in a timely manner.

This increases the safety of road users, allowing journey times to be more reliable as it reduces the occurrence of significant congestion on UK motorways.

Click on our HADECS case study to find out more.