is talking to visitors about a road monitoring system which it says is capable of detecting stopped vehicles. The Trafsense system, based on fibre optic sensing technology, is also intended to detect queue formation and vehicles driving in the wrong direction. Trafsense captures vibrations triggered by the rumble of wheels to track the speed and position of vehicles. It then sets off an alarm when an incident occurs.
According to Trafsys, laser pulses are fired into a single mode telecom fibre cable repetitively which allow several kilometres of roadway to be covered by a single sensor. A Trafsense Interrogator unit, located in a technical building next to the road, detects and analyses backscattered signals from the fibre.
Terje Floor Heggeland, CEO of Trafsys, says the company intends to develop Trafsense and add applications in line with customer requirements while utilising with the capabilities of generated real-time data.