DATA GATHERING |
Seeking a safer journey
Measure-in-Motion offers an open platform for a variety of transportation modes
Words| Anna Maciaková, Betamont, Slovakia
(MiM) is a unique concept
that can be implemented
with great flexibility on roads
and railways to obtain the largest
possible set of relevant data on
vehicles and the transport stream
as a whole – without obstructing
traffic flow at the measuring site.
The principle of MiM is to
integrate simple traffic counting with
weigh-in-motion (WIM), automatic
license plate recognition (ALPR) and
vehicle dimension measurements.
What started as the integration of
third-party devices has evolved
into a bespoke hardware solution.
Betamont has established its own
R&D department, one of its focuses
being the development of completely
new WIM systems.
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Weighing remains of interest to
national authorities, especially in
terms of investment protection. The
goals are to prevent road damage
from heavy traffic and reduce the
risk of accidents. The vehicle is
measured dynamically on the axel
load inspection site. In case of
overload, diverted vehicles can be
measured statically on verified
Dynamic weighing works in this
case as a pre-selection system for an
effective control of vehicle overload
and is carried out by police officers.
Such a solution is demanding in
terms of space and capacity. The
goal is to reach the highest degree
of automation. The company faced a
challenge to have a dynamic, accurate
and reliable measuring system of
traffic parameters with comparable
results to the static/slow system.
Betamont achieved this goal and
its system is now certified in Russia,
where 14 MiM systems are being
used for direct enforcement. Since
the beginning of 2017 there have
been more than one million breaches
of regulation in weight restriction,
meaning that more than a third of
transporters exceed the standards.
The control weighing performs well,
showing little difference between
the accuracy of the dynamic and
stationary weighing indicators.
Apart from Russia, MiM is also
certified in Kyrgyzstan (13 MiM
systems, plus a data center and
metrological certificate) and the
Czech Republic. First and foremost,