Road Weather: Lufft Sensors Win Tender in Estonia

The Estonian system integrator Teede Tehnokeskus equipped six road weather stations of the Estonian Road Administration (ERA) with new Lufft technology.

The System Integrator

Teede Tehnokeskus offers engineering and consulting services in the field of road and traffic. They are a bridge between roads and technology. Teede Tehnokeskus creates solutions for collecting, analyzing and implementing road, traffic and weather-related data. Our department focuses on road meteorology as well as traffic monitoring and carries out related R&D projects.

The Project

In a tender issued by the Estonian Road Administration (ERA), Lufft sensors were able to prevail against their competitors. The six new road weather stations were installed by Teede Tehnokeskus in November 2018. The special thing about it was that the whole construction work took only a couple of weeks.

The road weather stations are now located along Estonian state roads and were integrated into the existing road weather information system in accordance with the tender requirements. Some of the new stations are installed next to existing weather stations, others next to existing road weather cameras. From Lufft’s side, six…

…are in use. They are characterized above all by maintenance-free operation, high quality and easy integrability.

“Many thanks for the good care and support! We made it! Today we connected our last station to the internet and now there are six more Lufft stations in Estonia. I hope that they are as reliable as other equipment made in Germany we have used”,

reported Stanislav Metlitski, project manager of Teede Tehnokeskus, on 26 November, 2018 – shortly after the completion of the weather stations.

The installation of two further stations for the Estonian Road Administration is planned for this year.

The customer

The Estonian Road Administration (ERA) is a government agency operating in the administrative field of the Ministry of Economy and Communications. On the basis of and to the extent required by law, the ERA takes care of the…

  • Implementation of state policy and development programs
  • Management functions
  • State Supervision
  • And the Application of the State’s Enforcement Powers

…in the fields of…

  • Road traffic management
  • Road safety
  • Public transport
  • And environmental safety of vehicles.

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