Proceedings of the Congress

WS 4.2 Data in winter service

Tuesday, February 8 08:00 - 09:30 (Calgary)

GMT : 02/08| 15:00 - 16:30 Paris : 02/08| 16:00 - 17:30 New Delhi : 02/08| 20:30 - 22:00 Tokyo : 02/09| 00:00 - 01:30 Sydney : 02/09| 02:00 - 03:30

Chair: Dan ERIKSSON, member of PIARC TC 3.2, Sweden

Winter service evolves over the years with ongoing development and research. This topic covers all subjects concerning innovation in techniques and technologies in winter service. New techniques such as application of de-icers and anti-icers, improvement in the use of abrasives, snow and ice clearance procedures and methodologies and sustainable and adaptive maintenance procedures are one part. But also new technologies like new snow and ice clearing equipment, automation of snow and ice control, new or alternative chemicals or materials and sustainable products or equipment are developed. Cars, trucks but also spreading devices become more and more digital and produce or collect Data. This session deals with the use of such data in winter service and how other Data can be used in new winter maintenance equipment.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Video
  4. Questions and Answers
  5. Conclusion

Welcome and session introduction



Floating Car Data in Winter Maintenance operations
• Mr Björn Zachrisson, NIRA Dynamics AB, Sweden

In Cab Turn-by-Turn Snow Plow Navigation System
• Mr Robert Pilat, Village of Niles Public Works, USA

Research of Highway Traffic Operation Monitoring Technology in Winter Based on UAV
• Mr. Jin Ruibao, Henan Jiaotou Jiaozheng Expressway Co., Ltd, China

Objectives and advantages of a fixed thawing-agent spraying system - the case of an installation renewal on Swiss motorways with innovative human-machine interface
• Mr. Arnaud Varé, Boschung Mecatronic AG, Switzerland


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Questions and Answers



• Otto KÄRKI, member of PIARC TC 3.2, Finland

Session Organiser: Dan ERIKSSON
Session Secretary: Otto KÄRKI