IRD gets Illinois Tollway deals

CAN$1.2m deal involves replacing VWiM sites with technology upgrades in US state
Charging, Tolling & Road Pricing / May 16, 2022
By Adam Hill
Weigh in Motion tolling Illinois technology road safety real-time data © Hannah Babiak |
IRD promises 'new insights' for Illinois Tollway (© Hannah Babiak |

International Road Dynamics (IRD) has been awarded two contracts totalling CAN$1.2 million for Weigh in Motion (WiM) system upgrades for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (Illinois Tollway).

The project includes the removal of existing WiM Systems on I-94 and I-355, installation of new virtual WiM (VWiM) sites comprising WiM sensors, iSinc WiM controllers, cameras, over-height detection sensors, and tyre anomaly and classification systems (Tacs).

The WiM sensors will be used to screen for overweight vehicles and the Tacs systems will identify vehicles that are unsafe due to flat, missing, mismatched or underinflated tyres.

The Tacs system will be integrated with IRD's virtual weigh station (VWS) to display the locations of tyre anomalies while the VWS itself provides accessibility to real-time data including camera images, vehicle records and user reports. 

Rish Malhotra, IRD president and CEO, said: "These future-focused systems unlock new value, anticipating our customers’ current planning needs as well as ensuring that the data from our systems will provide new insights well beyond the immediate commercial vehicle enforcement requirements.”

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