Roadscanners is a Finland based company specialized in developing tools and services for traffic infrastructure asset management. The main focus of the Roadscanners’ activities is structural and functional condition monitoring and analysis of roads, railroads, bridges and airports. Its key expertise has been in the development of the use of new digital electromagnetic non-destructive methods, such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), laser scanner, accelerometer, HD and thermal camera linked together with GPS, in the monitoring and diagnostics of roads, railroads, bridges and airports. Roadscanners believes that, in the future, proactive maintenance policies that react to the early phase symptoms and fix the root cause of the problem will play a key role in the next generation road asset management. Recently, the company has also been focusing on the area of intelligent transport system (ITS).
Roadscanners’ main office is located in Rovaniemi, Finland. The company also has consulting offices in Tampere and Helsinki Finland. Currently, the group also has four subsidiaries, Roadscanners Sweden AB, located in Borlänge, Sweden, Roadscanners Central Europe s.r.o, located in Prague, Czech Republic, Roadscanners Norway AS in Narvik, Norway and Roadscanners USA Inc., Massachusetts, USA.
The Roadscanners Consulting Division provides consulting services to clients for wide variety of tasks and needs related to traffic infrastructure asset management. The Consulting division, throughout Roadscanners history, has provided research and development services to organizations such as national road and railway administrations and European Union. The most important projects so far have been the ROADEX projects since 1998- with a focus on low traffic volume road condition management in cold climate areas. Other bigger international R&D projects with company participation have been the SHRP2 (Strategic Highway Research) project in the U.S.A., and, in Europe, the EU funded MaraNord project, Barents Low Volume Road Management project and recently the TRIMM project. The Consulting division also plays a critical role in brainstorming and testing the company’s software products as well as innovating new features.
The Roadscanners Software and Hardware division develops software and sensor fusion based instruments for traffic infrastructure diagnostics, rehabilitation design and asset management. Roadscanners’ brand, Road Doctor® software, is also a well known, globally used tool for GPR data processing and interpretation. Another flagship product of the company, Road Doctor® Survey Van (RDSV) – is a high-tech high-class non-destructive survey system for roads, streets, bridges and airports.