Better winter road weather information saves money, time, lives and the environment

Eetu Pilli-Sihvola, Pekka Leviäkangas, Raine Hautala

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    Abstract

    Weather service systems that collect, refine and distribute information to road users and to network and maintenance operators can generate significant benefits to stakeholders and society. For maintenance operators improved efficiency through timely reactions, smaller amounts of de-icing materials and better personnel utilization offer clear potential for reduced costs. In the future, better weather models will result in more accurate longer-term forecasts thus increasing the potential for benefits. New technology enables new kinds of services (e.g. decision support systems). This paper provides a structured view of the impacts of weather information services to different stakeholders.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th ITS World Congress
    PublisherERTICO - ITS Europe
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS 2012 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 22 Oct 201226 Oct 2012
    Conference number: 19

    Conference

    Conference19th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS 2012
    Abbreviated titleITS 2012
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period22/10/1226/10/12

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    Keywords

    • road weather
    • services
    • RWIS
    • benefits

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    Pilli-Sihvola, E., Leviäkangas, P., & Hautala, R. (2012). Better winter road weather information saves money, time, lives and the environment. In Proceedings of the 19th ITS World Congress ERTICO - ITS Europe.