For such a forecast to be made, it is necessary to measure basic meteorological parameters with special weather stations deployed at key locations in the road network and to process these measurements in a special mathematical model for winter maintenance.
SOFTEC has designed and developed a new series of low-cost weather stations which are particularly aimed for winter road maintenance and can be densely deployed in the road network.
|Easy to assemble|
|Large and expensive|
|Difficult to install|
|High energy consumption|
Our stations are designed for easy assembly. They are thoroughly energy optimized and capable to operate with a small solar panel or just using batteries for several years. They just need to be placed on any public lighting pole or road signpost for several minutes. Measured data can be sent via wireless networks such as NB-IoT or LoRaWAN. SOFTEC also cooperates with top Slovak developers and component manufacturers in the production of these weather stations.
The system is well-designed to predict these parameters necessary for the proper execution of winter maintenance.
Forecasts can be made up to 72 hours into the future. The prediction system is based on a mathematical and physical model specifically created for winter road maintenance. The data from weather stations and the atmospheric forecast of SHMÚ (Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute) are the input to the system.
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