Weather picture clears with Vaisala’s Wx Horizon

First published in Intertraffic Innovation News - July 7, 2020

Vaisala imageVaisala, a specialist in weather, environmental, and industrial measurement, has launched a key solution through its digital business, Vaisala Digital – which creates industry-leading digital solutions to support customers with weather-critical operations. Vaisala Wx Horizon is claimed to be the first-ever observation-driven digital offering which is designed specifically for the ground transportation industry.

Wx Horizon aggregates, analyses and visualises real-time road data from mobile sensors, Internet of Things sensors, road weather information systems and environmental sensor stations using a secure, cloud-hosted interface.

In this way, it provides municipalities and state departments of transportation with a clear picture of the road state so decision-makers can take immediate action to ensure safety on their roadways.

“Wx Horizon delivers timely, accurate winter road condition intelligence to arm agencies with the weather data required to keep roads safe,” said Markus Melin, VP of Vaisala Digital. “By knowing when the storm will occur and the form it will take, agencies can better optimise resources to respond to that event.”

After analysing current and forecasted conditions, Wx Horizon helps managers prioritise treatments, optimise salt and liquid usage and plan equipment resources efficiently to combat the impact of winter weather on roadways.

Built in collaboration with the user community to provide actionable and accurate data, the tool empowers municipal and highway transportation professionals with the ability to stay ahead of changes in weather.

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