Technology trial a first on UK road scheme

New technology to improve the monitoring of highway equipment such as street lighting and drainage is being used for the first time in the UK.

The £88.4m project will see Highways England owned assets being tagged by the RedBite asset tool on the A160 Port of Immingham improvement scheme.

The technology uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, Quick Response (QR) Codes and GPS tags. Data about assets can then be sent to a digital device such as a smartphone, with alerts set up to report faults.

Ben Ridgeon, project manager at Highways England, said: ‘Managing and tagging assets using intelligent software has many benefits, not only in recording the location of that equipment but, more crucially, in monitoring that asset in the future.

 

Source: LocalGov

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