Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, including weather instrumentation and systems, has introduced Vaisala Route Manager, a web-based route optimization service that significantly reduces the time and effort involved to create treatment routes based on network priorities and available resources.
Automate your planning for fleet resources, materials, priority areas, special considerations (like low overpasses or parked cars) and more. Results are generated using design algorithms uniquely developed for the purpose of winter maintenance.
Route Manager allows users to assign ranking and priority values to every part of a road network. The system then incorporates these priorities when creating new routes to ensure the most important parts of every network are given the priority they deserve. If you prefer, Vaisala can develop routes on your behalf which can be monitored and stored for later use.
Route Manager allows users to assign ranking and priority values to every part of a road network. The system then incorporates these priorities when creating new routes to ensure the most important parts of every network are given the priority they deserve. Additionally, Route Manager allows users to quickly and easily change the resources available, add new roads or account for details like construction projects, parked cars or low overpasses.
Vaisala has been working with Colorado DOT on a route optimization pilot project that pulls in hazard data, such as crash patterns, re-occurring weather problem areas and Thermal Mapping to help reduce cycle times and improve material usage through targeted treatment. The pilot project results have been impressive
Vaisala has helped me to initiate a selective treatment regime using my Thermal Mapping data and their Route Optimization service. On marginal nights, I now have the confidence in only mobilizing my cold routes safe in the knowledge that other areas of my network are not at risk. This has led to budgetary savings whilst maintaining levels of service
Vaisala have been extremely helpful in developing an improved winter maintenance service with respect to how our current treatment routes operate. Identifying areas for increased efficiency and identifying precise resource requirements to facilitate this has enabled me to plan effectively going forward
Increased road usage, budget limitations, increasing driver expectations and a rise in severe weather events combine to present winter road maintenance operators with challenges in keeping roads clear and safe. Vaisala brings more than 25 years of winter operation experience to Route Manager. Call or email us to learn more today.contact us