Vaisala takes to the road with new mobile road weather sensor
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Finland-headquartered environmental and industrial monitoring specialist Vaisala is to take to the road to demonstrate the functionality of its new mobile sensor technology to its customers in Europe during the winter.
Starting in Vienna, Austria, Vaisala’s Tracks Across Europe mobile road weather tour will take vehicles equipped with the new Vaisala Condition Patrol DSP310 road surface monitoring technology through fifteen European countries that are especially prone to snow and ice. The tour will end at Vaisala's head office in Helsinki, Finland in March 2013.
Viasala claims that the Condition Patrol DSP310 is a first-of-its-kind product as it features the first mobile road weather sensing equipment to measure pavement temperature, air temperature, atmospheric moisture, road state, thickness of water or ice, and surface friction. A perfect complement to fixed road weather stations, the Condition Patrol provides those in charge of road maintenance with the information to make better decisions, reduce costs, protect the environment, and reduce the likelihood of accidents.
The mobility of the system allows maintenance crews to gather road weather data along their entire road network or highways in real time, which has never before been possible. Obtaining data from the Vaisala Condition Patrol DSP310 is easy and flexible as it can be viewed by the driver, stored in the vehicle, or transmitted for viewing over the internet.
"We are truly excited to offer our road customers the opportunity to experience our mobile data collection system in a unique and hands-on way," says Antero Jarvinen, Director of Vaisala's Roads and Rail Market Segment.