MOBILE RWIS DATA INTEGRATION
What is Mobile RWIS?
Mobile Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) are advanced tools for road maintenance fleets that allow the recording and analysis of road conditions as part of an Intelligent Transportation System.
Utilizing sensors installed directly on fleet vehicles (such as snowplows), Mobile RWIS systems measure road conditions at incredibly fast intervals, providing a clear, accurate picture of road conditions not possible through stationary roadside RWIS stations.
Integration into Titan GPS offers road maintenance and Smart City operators a wealth of robust data for supporting decision-making, increasing efficiencies, and implementing cost-saving measures across an entire fleet.
Uses of Mobile RWIS Data
Winter roads are unpredictable – a dry road can turn to an icy stretch, back to dry, then to snow covered over a short distance. Static-positioned RWIS stations provide some insight into road conditions, but they only scratch the surface.
With Mobile RWIS systems equipped on fleet vehicles, making roads safer for travelers becomes a dynamic process. The data integrated into the Titan GPS dashboard allows fleet operators to ensure the most troublesome areas get the adequate attention needed, and safer stretches of road aren’t overdone, making for a more efficient operation.
Third Party Data Integration
Titan GPS supports the use of REST API for integration of Mobile RWIS data. When installed on any vehicle, data collected through a Mobile RWIS system can be externally shared with other third party solutions.
Vehicles equipped with either of the supported sensor systems can be used as patrol vehicles that collect the road data, which can be accessed and integrated with third party solutions either in real-time or historically. This method of data collection can stand alone or be used to supplement static RWIS systems, providing valuable insight that may be factor into a variety of process and decisions.
Lufft MARWIS & Vaisala MD30
Titan GPS is compatible with two common Mobile RWIS systems, the Lufft MARWIS* and Vaisala MD30*.
By integrating these systems into Titan GPS, road maintenance fleets can access and analyze data that informs deployment and utilization decisions, ensuring fleet operators are providing the best service possible during the winter months:
*Dry Moist, Wet, Ice, Snow & Ice, Chemically Wet, Water & Ice, Snow
Benefits of Mobile RWIS Integration
Get a clearer picture of higher-risk areas and focus attention accordingly.
Make the Right Call
Decision support for maintenance operations on roads and highways.
Road and weather data can be forwarded to 3rd party systems.
Centrally Manage Entire Fleet
Centralizes fleet information and Mobile RWIS data on one dashboard.
Find Dispatching Efficiencies
More efficient asset deployment and utilization for fleet assets.
Map-based Data Presentation
Display Mobile RWIS-measured data points based on location.
Here’s What They’re Saying
‘We slowed drivers down and improved safety. Save enough in insurance to pay for the entire system.’
‘We’re saving 50 – 60 hours a week, repairs are happening faster, and inspections are not being missed.’
‘Titan GPS has really helped. We’re putting more jobs through, and our customers couldn’t be happier.’