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Using Moving Cars to Measure Rainfall

December 1, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Drivers on a rainy day regulate the speed of their windshield wipers according to rain intensity: faster in heavy rain and slower in light rain. This simple observation has inspired researchers from the University of Hanover in Germany to come up with 'RainCars',…

34 Percent of Underground LA Traffic Sensors Broken

November 25, 2013 - in Sensors, Transportation

Many of the underground traffic sensors meant to troubleshoot Los Angeles' commute headaches are broken. There are 27,000 traffic sensors buried under…

Drop in Infrastructure Spending Spurs Highway Constructors to Diversify

November 25, 2013 - in Maintenance, Transportation

A steep drop in public infrastructure spending is squeezing the nation’s highway contractors, pushing some out of the business and into other fields…

Lancashire Takes High Tech Horizons Approach to Asset Management with Yotta

November 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

The UK's Lancashire County Council is improving its road network asset management with a new web-based managed service from Yotta. The Horizons Visualised Asset Management System enables the council to make cost-effective treatment decisions using the best…

3D Laser Mapping and Orbit GT Partner to Improve Mobile Mapping Data

November 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

3D Laser Mapping has signed a reseller agreement with Orbit Geospatial Technologies. Orbit GT products turn raw mobile mapping data into manageable, easy to use, GIS-integrated content that empowers companies to utilise mobile mapping information across an…

Siemens to Automate the Two Busiest Commuter Lines in the USA

November 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Siemens Rail Automation, in a consortium with Bombardier Transportation, is to upgrade the train control systems on the two largest commuter lines in the USA under the terms of a corresponding contract awarded by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).…

Laser Scanning Helps Police Create 3D Virtual Models for Crush Damage Assessment

November 18, 2013 - in Modeling, Projects, Transportation

A state of the art laser scanner is helping Hertfordshire Police collect essential data which can be used to calculate the speed of impact of vehicles involved in road traffic collisions. The RIEGL VZ-400, purchased from 3D Laser Mapping, is being used to…

Navman Wireless Adds Satellite Communications Option

November 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Environment, Transportation

Navman Wireless USA announced a new satellite communications option for its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking platform. In a release, the Company noted that the new solution includes the ability to minimize data charges by transmitting only the most critical event…

Turnkey Metro Line Begins Operation in Gurgaon, India

Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Limited has commenced passenger operation on the six-kilometer metro line in Gurgaon, in the metropolitan area of Delhi. Siemens supplied all of the rail technology, from the trains and the electrification systems, through the installation…

Drones Inspect One of the Longest Bridges in Germany

November 14, 2013 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

Drones can go places convectional devices can’t. It is deployed when an inspection or operation is too dangerous for humans to carry out. What we are talking about is the Aibot X6 developed by Aibotix in Kassel. The hexacopter was developed to meet the highest…