Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Salt saves lives on winter roads

“If a car slips on ice, intelligent (roadway) systems could not only inform other drivers but send a notice through the receivers alongside the highways to road crews that salt or sand is needed. Such systems could even be programmed to stop cars before an accident occurs — without driver involvement.” So says GreatestJournal! in a blog post today. That’s true and there’s other good news as well. There are tremendous highway safety benefits inherent in new Intelligent Transportation Systems. Road Weather Information Systems today send road maintenance professionals data on roadway surface conditions from embedded sensors so that salt trucks can deliver their lifesaving service when snow and ice threaten safe driving conditions. More information can be found on the Salt Institute’s website.


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