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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Weather information services
Snow and ice removal
Decision support systems
Personnel
Costs

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.
Pilli-Sihvola, Eetu ; Leviäkangas, Pekka ; Hautala, Raine. / Better winter road weather information saves money, time, lives and the environment. Proceedings of the 19th ITS World Congress. ERTICO - ITS Europe, 2012.
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Proceedings of the 19th ITS World Congress. ERTICO - ITS Europe, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

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