The winter season in road maintenance is on, IntrinWay supports the work with new features

The winter season in road maintenance is on, IntrinWay supports the work with new features

The winter season has started in the winter road maintenance. Safe driving conditions are based on continuous road weather monitoring, decisions and actions taken by the maintenance professionals.

To ensure road safety is the first priority, but the right decisions on the maintenance actions also help to optimize the maintenance costs, for example by minimizing the usage of salt. IntrinWay is the tool to help with this task.

IntrinWay is a road weather visualization and decision support application for road maintenance professionals as well as for traffic centres and research units.

The coming version of IntrinWay includes many new features to find the right information even more easily. For example the usage of maps and map layers is enhanced to enable more task related content. We have also added several new tools for weather camera picture exploration. Just to mention a few. Please contact Intrinsic or download a fact sheet for more information.

Winter conditions are out there and maintenance is on in Lapland Finland. Check the snowy scenes in the IntrinWay weather camera pictures from Kilpisjärvi and Nuorgam.

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Road weather camera – Kilpisjärvi
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Road weather camera – Nuorgam

The City of Tampere announces IoT guidelines, Intrinsic participating the specification work

IoT has an important role in the coming IT-projects of The City of Tampere. Effective utilization of the information from IoT-systems makes it possible to produce city services in a cost effective way. The City of Tampere has released a guideline document to help the city staff and other stakeholders in data openness, utilization and authorization in the coming IT-projects.

Intrinsic participated in the guideline specification work from the beginning. Intrinsic has an extensive experiment in supplying systems for demanding information collection combined with database information management, information analyses and end-user applications to visualize the analysed information.

The guideline is an open document and available for everybody. You can find more info behind this link.

The city of Tampere is preparing for IoT

The city of Tampere is developing a model for IoT projects. The development work is a co-operation between Smart Tampere organization and companies operating in this field. The aim is to create a Smart City IoT project specification which includes the IoT reference architecture and policies for data licencing and interfaces. The document works as a guideline in planning, designing and procurement of the coming IoT projects of the city of Tampere.

In a large organization the information systems tends to form silos, i.e. individual systems that are unable to operate with any other systems. This results inefficiency in administration and operations of the city. And at the end this can effect in the quality of public services. The unified IoT specification is one tool to avoid building silos in the future projects. The city will also publish part of the coming IoT data sets as open data. This enables companies to develop products and services based on the data provided by the city.

The development work is done in workshops including experts from the city and the companies. The city is responsible for the business know-how and the restrictions. The companies brings in their expertise in the different areas of IoT. The specification document is planned to be ready for publication in February 2018 and is then available for everybody. Intrinsic is participating in the development work.

Find more information here.

The winter season begins in road maintenance, IntrinWay supports decision making

When the autumn comes the winter season begins in the winter road maintenance. The maintenance pros monitor the road weather conditions in real time and make fast decisions on the actions needed. Safe driving conditions are a result of the right maintenance actions carried out at the right time. IntrinWay supports the maintenance supervisors in this decision making by providing a clear and visual information on the present road weather and its development.

Road safety is the first priority, but the right decisions on the maintenance actions also help to optimize the maintenance costs.

IntrinWay is a road weather visualization and decision support application for road maintenance professionals as well as for traffic centers and research units. Read more about IntrinWay and our RWIS services.

There is no snow cover yet even in Lapland Finland but the autumn colors can be seen in the IntrinWay weather camera pictures from Kilpisjärvi and Nuorgam:

Finnish road weather pros congregated in June 6-7, 2017 in Kouvola, Finland

The Finnish road weather conference was held in June 6-7, 2017 in Kouvola, Finland. Hot topics in this year included autonomous driving, innovations in sensor technologies and developments in road weather forecasting plus related services.

You can find more information and the conference presentations here (sorry, only in Finnish).

The road weather conference is a biannual event for Finnish road winter maintenance organizations, traffic centres, companies supplying weather services, road weather related equipment and service providers and other stakeholders. The event is organized by the ELY centre of Southeast Finland who is in the operational charge of the road weather information system (RWIS) of the Finnish Road Administration.

The event consisted of presentations and discussions covering the latest development in road weather related issues in Finland and also at the international level. The conference is an important venue for professional networking as well.

Exciting and fruitful conference for all parties, again!

Image via ELY centre of Southeast Finland