Road Weather

Podcast: RWIS Lite – Increasing Safety with Streamlined Road Weather Information Systems

Keeping roads and highways safe is critically. In addition to autumn’s and winter’s perils, the increase of weather fluctuations and extreme weather events throughout the year pose further challenges to...
Meteorology
Ramp to parking deck

Migros keeps ramp safe while saving energy and costs with a tailored road monitoring system

To ensure safe travel on a ramp, the Swiss company Migros built a heater into the roadway winding to the parking deck of its distribution center in Zurich. Frost and...
Meteorology

New Podcast Episode: Keeping Roads Safe in Low Visibility

Low visibility is a major root cause for traffic accidents and thus a significant safety risk. Meteorological phenomena as fog, snow and, in desert areas, sandstorms are very dynamic and...
Meteorology
Man reading a book

Top 5 Most Read Blog Articles 2021

2021 is slowly passing by. Scrolling through the articles we’ve published throughout the year reflects the trends and challenges in the meteorological community. From new airport weather guidelines to innovative...
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Control vehicle at Hamburg Airport

Hamburg Airport meets highest safety standard ICAO GRF with OTT HydroMet systems

A new guideline standardizes the assessment of runway conditions at airports. The international Global Reporting Format (ICAO GRF) helps pilots to better assess conditions on the runway. Hamburg Airport is...
Meteorology

An Introduction to our Optical Sensors Portfolio

Optical sensors convert rays of light to electronic signals which can be utilized by different measurement principles. They offer the possibility of contactless measurement and are easy to install.   Lufft sensors...
Meteorology
Workers retrofit road weather station with Lufft equipment

Retrofitting Caltrans’ Road Weather Stations using existing infrastructure

With winter approaching, road maintenance services prepare and check their equipment for the challenging season to come. Typical work consists of calibrating sensors and exchanging single modules, but after some...
Meteorology
Bus in Offenburg mit Straßenwettersensor MARWIS

Pilot project: Bus with Mobile Sensor increases Road Safety

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...
Meteorology

The fight against slippery roads – with or without snow

Although there are not many signs of winter at the beginning of this year, the technical department from Offenburg (TBO) have been in operation for a long time, the constant changes...
Meteorology

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...
Meteorology