LEZ Brussels (Low Emission Zones)

As of 2018, 95% of Europeans experience daily exposure to polluted air, primarily caused by transportation, contributing up to 60% of NO² measured in city air. In June 2016, the Brussels Capital Region initiated a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) using ANPR cameras to combat this issue, marking a collaborative effort involving five ministerial cabinets. Since January 1st, 2018, the LEZ restricts highly pollutant vehicles to enhance air quality and public health in the region.

Our smart ANPR cameras are used to detect entrance and exit of all the vehicles in the LEZ zone. The Macq Mobility Manager is being used as back-office system to manage the LEZ.

Fines are carried out on the basis of vehicle number plates, using our smart ANPR cameras. A network of around 420 cameras has been set up gradually across the entire region. The network has been completed by the end of 2018. The cameras are used in accordance with the laws on the use of private data and images. They are installed as part of the project to create a video-protection platform for the Brussels region.