High-speed road assessment vehicle launches at Intertraffic
WDM, the UK’s leading manufacturer and provider of highway survey and monitoring equipment, will be exhibiting its RAV (road assessment vehicle) for the first time at Intertraffic Amsterdam. The RAV carries out high-speed data acquisition and recording of surface conditions, including measurement of radius of curvature, gradient and crossfall; the automatic recognition of surface cracking; plus geometric longitudinal profile, accurate at speeds down to 0kph.
The company will also be highlighting a major success in the US where researchers at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) have started evaluating the safety of highway surfaces in several US states using the company’s technology. The project, being funded by the Federal Highways Administration, will analyse continuous stretches of pavement to determine whether improving highway materials or design could reduce crashes and save lives using WDM’s Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine (SCRIM). The data collection phase started in Washington and will include testing in Florida, Indiana and Texas.