County Trials New Tech to Stay Ahead in Winter Roads MaintenanceAbstract:
State-of-the-art technology is due to be employed to monitor North Yorkshire’s vast network of roads throughout the winter months to help ensure routes can be kept open during severe weather. North Yorkshire has begun using Vaisala’s artificial intelligence technology this year to survey road conditions quickly and thoroughly. It is also trialling Vaisala Wx Horizon, a system that uses real-time weather information, historic weather and road condition data alongside computer modelling to help identify required winter treatments. Finally, it is investigating Internet of Things sensors to supplement existing weather stations to give more accurate data at an increasing number of locations on the highways network.