Retrofitting Caltrans’ Road Weather Stations using existing infrastructure

Workers retrofit road weather station with Lufft equipment

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 years in operation, the whole station needs to be renewed. Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation, used this opportunity to choose devices and services from […]

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 […]

Cities become smart through data

Future City

A smart city makes life easier for its inhabitants and administration. Whether it’s looking for parking spaces, waste disposal, irrigation or winter services – the pioneering municipality of Herrenberg is using data to perform many of its tasks more cleverly and efficiently than before. The intelligent winter road clearance service is based on sensors from […]

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 in the weather conditions show that the number of inspection trips is constantly high. Winter road maintenance in a district town is a challenging and […]