(Renato Prospero/SMCS)

The City of Curitiba started tests with equipment capable of capturing the excess noise generated on the streets, mainly by non-standard or customized car and motorcycle exhaust systems. Already used in countries like France, the initiative is unprecedented in Brazil. As it is a new technology in the country, it cannot be used for infraction notices.

Installed on Avenida Victor Ferreira do Amaral, near the Jockey Plaza, in the Tarumã district, the equipment was developed by the company Perkons in partnership with the Traffic Superintendence (Setran).

The device was installed on Avenida Victor Ferreira do Amaral, together with electronic inspection equipment that already measures the speed of vehicles.

The noise detector automatically captures images and audio of vehicles that are emitting noise above the allowed, as explained by the technical director of Perkons, Régis Nishimoto.
As it is a new technology in the country, the equipment cannot be used for infraction notices, as it still needs approval from the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro) and the regulation of bodies such as the National Traffic Council (Contran) and the National Council for the Environment (Conama).