Pilot project: Bus with Mobile Sensor increases Road Safety

Bus in Offenburg mit Straßenwettersensor MARWIS

Winter services save lives. They use salt spreaders and snow plows to ensure safe roads as soon as the days get shorter and colder and detect the road condition with real-time measurements. In a pilot project, the Technical Services Offenburg (TBO) show how their database can be improved with little effort. It is a bus […]

How important are water, snow and ice layers for the friction?

A recent research project of the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) aimed to develop a method for predicting the friction coefficient on the road. To achieve this, the team of the university’s automotive engineering section carried out extensive braking tests. For this, an important technical aid from Lufft mustn’t be left out. What influences […]

Friction & stopping distances: There is a lot behind these MARWIS values

Physics explained easily: What exactly does the new mobile road sensor MARWIS output “Friction” mean? How does this affect the driving behavior of a vehicle? Here, this will be explained by Karl Schedler. Out of the measurement of weather-related parameters on the road or airfield (such as ice percentage, water film height and surface temperature), […]