For International Road Dynamics
(IRD) this is the first opportunity for the company to show its recently acquired iComs Detections, a Belgium-based developer and manufacturer of microwave detection devices.
Among the range of products iComs brings to IRD’s lineup is a new and innovative hybrid radar/visible light sensor with applications in data collection and accurate bicycle counting. Data collected by the system provides insight for traffic flow planning, lane usage and bicycle traffic volume counts to aid in making informed decisions about mobility policy and alternative transportation plans. Trials of the sensor in the Netherlands indicate that it provides highly accurate data even during peak traffic times.
IRD is also highlighting a tyre safety solution for commercial vehicle operations. The Tire Anomaly and Classification System (TACS) uses IRD’s VectorSense tyre sensors to screen for unsafe tyres at highway speeds.
TACS has undergone trials in several US states and is proving to be effective at automatically identifying commercial vehicles with flat or missing tyres that result in citations. This is an important addition to automated inspection station systems, since tyres are the most frequently identified vehicle-related cause of commercial vehicle accidents.
IRD’s vehicle information in motion (VI2M) software traffic data software is another of the company’s innovations here in Copenhagen. VI2M provides an easy-to-use web-based system of dashboards that graphically represents data stored in a central repository. Users can also combine data from multiple sensor types and multiple locations to create a complete picture of traffic across their network.