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Tag Archives: maintenance
Unmanned Aircraft for Roadside Avalanche Monitoring
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) recognizes that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are increasingly capable and potentially can replace the use of helicopters for avalanche monitoring, but there are challenges for the use of these. The NPRA has an active maintenance program which...
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Developing Winter Road Maintenance Technologies, Services and Business
Finnish companies, authorities and research institutes have a long tradition of dealing with winter conditions. Key stakeholders in the winter maintenance branch have joined forces to develop new services and products. Due to its geographical location and four seasons, Finland has had to adapt...
Posted in Infrastructure, Maintenance Tagged Finland, FIRWE, maintenance, winter, winter maintenance Comments Off on Developing Winter Road Maintenance Technologies, Services and Business
Condition of Bicycle Paths Can Be Measured Using Mobile App
Most documented single-bicycle accidents are related to bicycle path operation and maintenance. The ability to map the condition of bicycle paths and maintain them is a factor that could contribute to fewer such accidents in the future. A mobile phone app was developed by the Swedish National...
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Experts Preparing Roads for Extreme Weather
Experts from several road laboratories in Europe, including the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), have been working together for some time to ensure that Europe's roads will be better equipped to withstand extreme weather conditions. The European road system must be...
Posted in Environment and Climate, Infrastructure Tagged extreme weather conditions, Forever Open Road, maintenance Comments Off on Experts Preparing Roads for Extreme Weather
Modelling Residual Salt – MORS
Nordic Road Authorities join efforts for better decision making in road winter service. A new model for predicting residual salt on the road enables a more precise and economic salt spreading without compromising traffic safety and road network accessibility. Introduction In an effort towards a...
Posted in Environment and Climate, Maintenance Tagged maintenance, mors, residual salt, winter, winter maintenance Comments Off on Modelling Residual Salt – MORS