With this pilot the Verkeersonderneming and Rijkswaterstaat strive to detect truck tyres which are punctured and/or have low pressure in an early stage. The aim is to decreases the occurrence of incidents with trucks on the road. The Canadian company International Road Dynamics whose system has been deployed in this pilot gained plenty of experience with this measuring system throughout North-America. In Europe, the system is put in practice in the Netherlands, at the highway A16 located in the West of the country. The results have already shown that it detects deviations in dual tyres with a sufficient degree of reliability. In the coming months, the project will be expanded with the detection of deviations in single and super-single tyres as well. In the nearby future we will start informing the drivers of the trucks or trailers concerned about the observed deviations. The drivers are then able to act immediately. The pilot is part of the Ursa Major Neo project, which is partly funded through the CEF programme.
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