News from the Road Maintenance Depot in Offenburg, Germany

In winter 2015, the Road Maintenance Depot in Offenburg (TBO) equipped their fleet with the first mobile road sensor MARWIS to improve the winter service. Since then, their number has steadily increased. But how many are there in the meantime and what tasks do the smart helpers fulfill? The TBO operations manager answers these questions in the following article…

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How to Compose a Road Weather Information System (RWIS)?

The following article deals with the compilation of Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) & helps to choose the right components…

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Safety vs. Environment Protection: Study Discovers Increasing Salt Levels in Lakes

A recent study published by the US-American National Academy of Sciences revealed an increasing chloride amount in rural and urban freshwater lakes around the American continent. The scientists believe, that mainly road salt distributed on icy roadways is to blame for this. But how to stop this process without huge investments?

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Better than guessing: How MARWIS helps to enhance traffic safety

Crazy winter in the US: Snow storm Jonas was raging in the country few days ago and triggered several traffic accidents and casualities. Of course every party concerned is looking for ways to better prepare for and deal with storms like Jonas in the future. In the following, Ann Pattison from Lufft USA explains how school bus drivers in North Carolina manage to bring students to school safely and how every driver has a chance to lower traffic risks during cold days.

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