ENGIE Fabricom is installing cameras in the city of Antwerp to check for vehicles that pollute heavily. The system will soon be extended to other cities, such as Ghent and Brussels. This will result in healthier cities, with a better quality of life.
Other than in France, where exempt vehicles require stickers, this system controls highly-polluting vehicles with ANPR cameras. These smart digital cameras can recognise number plates.
On 1 February, Antwerp became the first city in Belgium to define a low emission zone (LEZ). Brussels and Ghent will follow the city’s example from 2018.
These ANPR cameras are just one of the methods used by ENGIE Fabricom to makes cities smarter.
More info about this project in this article in De Standaard.