Podcast: Intelligent Road Weather Monitoring
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Road maintenance has come a long way since the first salt was spread on Detroit’s roads in 1940. Today, more cars and trucks than ever are rolling over America’s highways and streets. Monitoring road weather conditions with adequate systems and sensors is vital to saving lives and supporting winter road maintenance.
In OTT HydroMet’s meteorology podcast, road weather specialists explain how traffic professionals can use different technologies to support their daily work. These combine invasive sensors, flush-mounted to into the tarmac, optical sensors monitoring the road from above, as well as mobile sensors to close data gaps at places where stationary sensors cannot be installed due to budget or technical restrictions. Atmospheric measurements parameters including air and surface temperature, humidity, water film height, freezing temperature, visibility, and more, are as important. So, a smart interaction of different sensor types and adequate software is key to intelligent road weather monitoring.
In this episode, OTT HydroMet’s road weather experts Steven Marks and Manuel Kreissig talk about:
- Differences between static and mobile road weather sensors
- Applications and successful setups to monitor road weather
- Trend: Interaction of various types of sensors with help of intelligent software solutions to support and relieve winter maintenance