Conduent improves traffic flow on Cyprus

  • February 14, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

The island nation of Cyprus is setting up a speed and red-light camera programme to improve traffic safety using technology from New Jersey-based Conduent Transportation.

Conduent provides smart mobility technology. The programme, launched following a pilot project, demonstrates the continued expansion of Conduent into Europe.

Conduent has designed and will install, maintain and operate 110 camera systems to enforce speed and red-light regulations as determined by the Cyprus government. These systems, to total 90 fixed cameras at 30 locations plus 20 mobile camera units, will also be used by Cyprus to monitor regulations for seat belts and motorcycle helmets.

Project partners include Brink’s Cyprus and Vitronic, as well as local engineering and telecommunications companies.

“Improving public safety on the roads of Cyprus is a key priority, and we’re pleased to join with Conduent to initiate the first phase of this programme,” said Yiannis Karousos, minister of transport, communications and works for the Cyprus government. “This new programme will support our target of reducing the number of road fatalities by 50 per cent, and serious injuries by 50 per cent, by 2030.”

Conduent has more than 25 years of experience in traffic enforcement and supports one out of every four US state and local automated enforcement programmes.

Independent studies, including those cited by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, have shown that automated public safety programmes can reduce speeding and crashes, while helping agencies more efficiently enforce traffic laws.

Conduent announced in 2021 an expansion for its road usage charging business in Europe with a contract from National Highways. Conduent also provides kerbside management services in the UK, as well as public transit fare collection and validation systems for operators in France, Belgium, Italy and other European nations.

“We’re proud to partner with the Republic of Cyprus on this important smart mobility programme, demonstrating our continued growth in the European market,” said Lou Keyes, president for transportation at Conduent. “As an industry leader in helping create smart and safe cities, our team is providing the Ministry of Transport with the technology and the support it needs to make the programme a success for the citizens of Cyprus.”

Conduent provides automated and analytics-based smart mobility technology for government agencies. This technology, spanning roadway charging and management, parking and kerbside management, and transit and public safety systems, enable streamlined and personalised services for citizens and travellers. The company has been helping transportation clients for more than 50 years and operates in more than 20 countries.