Sensors and antennas transmit raw data to pole-mounted control units that send the data for analysis and provide a real-time ‘road map’ for operators.
This project provides a pilot scheme to install and provide a proof of concept for deployment of intelligent road studs on Highways England’s Motorway Network. The project uses Highways UK Innovation Award 2017 winner Valerann’s technology, and is being delivered by Kier in conjunction with the inventor.
The smart stud provides road operators with unparalleled, real-time, precise information about everything that occurs on the road, at a lower cost of existing solutions.
Consolidating many needs in one tool allows for fusion of data from different sensors regarding different activities such as weather, traffic levels and speed, in order to understand specific events such as traffic accidents, and stationary vehicle detection with cause and impact on traffic.
The system is comprised of four parts: the smart road stud, a wireless gateway (RSU), a cloud analytics server, and a dynamic user interface. The back-bone of the technology is virtual; all data is stored, analysed, and archived in the cloud. The interface is web-based and available via API.