Timo Thornton

Account Manager, Jenoptik

Previously in telecoms marketing, then IT consultancy, Timo’s switch to road safety came with a move into ITS consultancy in 2001, where he was involved in the development of the M42 J3a-7 Active Traffic Management project (the forerunner to Smart Motorways).

Working through the data from the scheme got Timo interested in average speed enforcement, as a possible way to further improve safety, smooth flow and reduce congestion.  Although the technology wasn’t then ready to support average speed enforcement in Smart Motorways, his interest led him to Jenoptik, the company which pioneered Average Speed Enforcement technology. 

Timo subsequently joined Jenoptik in 2007 and has been putting together ANPR camera-based road safety schemes for Police and highways authority customers around the UK ever since.  This has primarily been through the application of SPECS average speed enforcement and, more recently, VECTOR SR Speed and red-light enforcement cameras.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday 08 June 2023


A10 Enfield average speed enforcement

11:30 - 11:55 CIHT Award Winners
  • The A10 in Enfield was a pioneering scheme in many ways. Developed and installed at short notice for Transport for London, to fulfil an urgent requirement, it was entirely installed to existing street furniture using stub brackets.
  • The project won the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Road Safety Award.