Gaist and Safecote enter partnership to give local authorities real time view on condition and performance of their road network

Gaist, the global provider of roadscape insight and intelligence services and Safecote, an innovative winter service solutions company with Europe-wide links who have provided vital solutions to public and private industry for almost 20 years, have announced the availability of new national datasets to enable highways authorities to understand real time condition and performance on every road.

Gaist’s unique data provision can now be accessed from Safecote through the BM Road Service System, or independently to offer dynamic datasets never seen before in the winter service market. Local authorities will now be able to access direct, aggregated data on the road user experience to support their winter strategies, giving them valuable additional intelligence to keep their roads safe.

Tightened budgets and the annual challenges of winter weather conditions mean the need for innovation in winter highways authority service delivery is greater than ever- the combination of Gaist-accredited datasets and Safecote expertise and systems will give those responsible revolutionary new ways to plan and respond to these challenges.

Mark Dutton, Managing Director at Safecote, said: “Our collaboration with Gaist provides a completely new offering to the winter maintenance industry – fresh data on demand that will deliver a step change in the way we provide winter service. This is the way forward to enable even more successful winter planning and live monitoring. We are excited to be a part of this project with industry-leading partners Gaist.”

Christina Liassides, Senior Consultant at Gaist Professional Services said: “Both Gaist and Safecote have a long pedigree of providing clients with the best intelligence, innovation and products available. Our collaboration brings new dynamic data to winter maintenance: rich information across the gritting network which will help with better planning and provision of this vital public service.”

This partnership, between Gaist and Safecote, will be covered in an upcoming LCRIG webinar on Wednesday 7th July, You can find more details HERE

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