New technology used to assess Staffordshire’s roads

Highways inspectors in Staffordshire will soon have another tool in their bid to assess the condition of the county’s roads—AI. As inspectors make their way around the county, a smartphone app mounted to the windscreen will collect video data. Officers then upload the footage to be processed via AI, giving them a full picture of […]

New weather stations to help get England’s motorways and A-roads ready for winter

With winter approaching, National Highways is investing £15.4m in new state-of-the-art network of weather stations, including supporting infrastructure, that will provide real-time data of road conditions.  As the clocks go back this weekend, the organisation is ready for the winter season with more than 530 gritters to call upon in adverse conditions and around 280,000 […]

Vaisala intros compact hyperlocal weather station

Weather, environmental, and industrial measurements company Vaisala has launched a new compact weather station for cities, road authorities and industrial zones for weather and environmental monitoring. It says that, whether assessing road conditions, air pollution, or other environmental challenges, the flexible and scalable Beam Weather Station “empowers communities to leverage weather, environmental and road state […]

North Yorkshire trials new tech to stay ahead in winter roads maintenance

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. Artificial intelligence, computer modelling and live data as well as cutting-edge sensors to check road surface temperatures and moisture levels will be used to closely […]

Vaisala ranks in top 5 of Financial Times’ Climate Leaders 2022 list

Weather technology company Vaisala has been ranked fifth in the Financial Times list of European Climate Leaders 2022. The list includes European companies that achieved the greatest reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions between 2015 and 2020. Vaisala moves up from 14th place the previous year. “Sustainability really is at the core of Vaisala, and […]

Vaisala provides Volkswagen Group with global infotainment weather service to enhance driver safety and experience worldwide

Vaisala the global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurement, has announced the Volkswagen Group has integrated Vaisala’s weather intelligence into its infotainment systems. This relationship further demonstrates the commitment of the companies to incorporate innovative and proven solutions to optimize safe driving experiences, said the company. “As a market leader in automotive weather, we […]

Vaisala launches Wx Horizon Premium and a cutting-edge Ground Cast Sensor, delivering ‘world-class’ actionable observations and insights for winter maintenance

Vaisala, the global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, today announced the launch of Vaisala Wx Horizon Premium, the latest subscription tier of its weather hazard information system for winter road maintenance organizations. Vaisala’s new Ground Cast Sensor is automatically integrated to Wx Horizon Premium which fuses local observation data with two of Vaisala’s […]

Interview: Ben Brown, Head of Road Asset Management, Vaisala

Highways News spoke to Vaisala’s Head of Road Asset Management, Ben Brown about the company’s development of its RoadAI asset management system, the benefits of which are now being enjoyed by several local authorities across the UK as they look to gain more insight on the condition of their networks. Highways News (HN): Ben, you […]

Vivacity Labs and Vaisala partner to provide transport, weather and environmental data insights to improve travel sustainability

Vivacity Labs, the London-based transport technology scaleup, and Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, have partnered to drive sustainability in the travel industry. Vivacity’s sensors, which use artificial intelligence and machine learning to capture anonymous traffic counts of different transport modes across a selected ‘count line’, will pair its sensors with […]

TomTom chooses Vaisala’s road weather service to improve driver safety

The global weather, environmental, and industrial measurement company Vaisala has announced an agreement with location technology specialist TomTom, to bring accurate insights and actionable road weather data to the TomTom Hazard Warnings service. TomTom Hazard Warnings creates time-critical signals that alert drivers and automated vehicles to safety critical incidents as they happen. These incidents include […]

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