One of the most expensive and labor-intensive operations performed by many states during the winter months is snow removal and roadway treatment. The Intelligent Snow Plow system from Delcan Technologies combines a mix of hardware, software and expertise into a single solution that can reduce your winter road management expenses. Intelligent Snow Plow uses automatic vehicle location technology combined with Maintenance Decision Support Systems (MDSS) to provide operators with better information on weather conditions and recommended roadway treatments. The Mobile Data Collectors installed in the vehicle are able to collect and store information from a variety of sensors and systems that enable maintenance supervisors to make better informed decisions.
TECHNOLOGIES USED IN WINTER ROAD MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS:
- Mobile Data Collectors
- Maintenance Decision Support Systems (MDSS)
- Route Navigation Systems
- Spreader Controller Interfaces
- Global Positioning Sensors (GPS)
- Cellular Modems
- 800 MHz Radio Systems
- Temperature Sensors
- Engine Management Interfaces (OBD-II)
- USB Cameras
- Plow Blade Sensors
The DTI Snow Plow Interface Kit is a critical part of a program for collecting real-time information on weather and roadway conditions, and can provide operators and supervisors with recommendations as weather conditions change. The controller in each snow plow receives information from the operator, spreader controller, GPS receiver and plow blade sensors. This information is made available via an integrated cellular data modem to an NTCIP compatible central system. Forecasting and application recommendations are then provided to each individual snow plow by means of customized web pages, which even include local weather radar information!
*Licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 7,355,509 and 7,714,705