“The beauty of our system is that it can use a highway authority’s or a bridge owner’s existing WIM sensors which can be anything from quartz to piezoelectric and many others,” says Dawid Brudny, financial director of APM, based in Poland. “This makes WIM Pro 3.0 universal.”
APM designs the system, installs it and monitors it, all with its own iWIM Data Logger. Highway authorities need not splash out on expensive sensor hardware or APM can plan a completely new system and use sensors that are on the market.
The system enables vehicles to be preselected so that only those previously identified as overloaded are weighed on certified scales. The system enables vehicles to be preselected so that only those previously identified as overloaded are weighed on certified scales. The authorities controlling the vehicles can analyse the data provided by the system via a web browser or a mobile application.
More than 50 of the systems have been installed in Poland and recent contracts include Kuwait, Dubai, Brunei and Ukraine.
Visitors to the APM stand will also see demonstrations of Control Pro, a software platform that can manage multiple ITS services and road maintenance information on motorways and other high-speed roads. Control Pro uses easy-to-implement mechanisms to integrate existing ITS components and allows expansion with new devices. System software allows an integration of various detection, monitoring, and control subsystems, creating a multimodal traffic management platform.
The most commonly used subsystems managed by Control Pro include variable message signs, meteorological systems, CCTV cameras, CB radio and automatic number plate recognition cameras. At the moment, around 400km of motorway are covered by Control Pro and APM is looking for expansion along pan-European road networks.