10 Jan 2022
Mobility Sensing has been contracted again by the National Road Traffic Data Portal (NDW) as a data partner for the collection and delivery of bridge data. This time for the Province of Utrecht. The selected sensor technology, called BridgeSense, is specifically designed to report bridge openings. These notifications are then distributed via NDW to service providers who warn their end users about bridge openings. Mobility Sensing, which already provides data collection for 150 bridges in almost all provinces in the Netherlands with BridgeSense, is pleased with the confidence placed in BridgeSense.
Collection of bridge data in Utrecht
At the end of December, Mobility Sensing signed a 3-year contract for the data delivery of 16 bridges in Utrecht. This concerns bridges over the Vecht, Vaartse and Oude Rijn, Eem, Hollandse IJssel, Nieuwe Wetering, Grecht, and the Merwede Canal, of the province and municipalities, spread over the province. Mobility Sensing also takes care of the management, maintenance and control of the equipment. NDW acts as client and executed the tender for the Province of Utrecht. The request was made to parties that have a framework agreement with NDW for the ‘Delivery of Data from Location-Based Systems’. Mobility Sensing emerged as the winner. The BridgeSense sensors will be installed in the first quarter of 2022, after which the bridges will be included in the regular management of the BridgeSense sensor network.
Mobility Sensing’s innovative sensor networks are based on compact, fully autonomous, ultra-low-power IoT sensor pods that are budget-friendly to install and manage. The sensors are able to detect any status change of the bridge’s land signals and barriers and then report this via NDW to all popular traffic and navigation applications, both on smartphone and in-dash. In this way they can provide road and waterway users in the Netherlands with up-to-date bridge information and ensure an even better traffic flow.