traffic monitoring News

  • Imtech: intelligent traffic technology leads to improved traffic management in Europe

    Gouda - Imtech (IM-AE, technical services provider in Europe) has obtained orders of more than 35 million euro for the compiling of high-tech traffic data solutions and upgrades to the existing traffic infrastructure in various European countries. Imtech helps to realise improved traffic management in Europe with intelligent traffic technology, thus improving both traffic flows ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • Childhood obesity linked to traffic pollution

    Traffic pollution contributes to childhood obesity, a recent study concludes. In the US investigation of over 4 500 children, the researchers estimated that air pollution increased the body mass index (BMI) of 10-year olds in the most polluted areas of study by 0.4 units, compared to those in the least polluted areas. It is thought that pollution may have slowed the children’s metabolism. ...

  • More traffic in Montevideo, but no more noise

    Despite increasing numbers of motor vehicles, a study with a Brüel & Kjær sound level meter has proven noise levels in the bustling Uruguayan capital city Montevideo have remained relatively stable. The study - carried out by the capital's Administration - used a Bruel & Kjaer Sound Level Meter Type 2250 to measure from 63 different points around the city. The test ...

  • Smart Eye Traffic Cameras go online with Envirologger

    The smart eye traffic monitoring system is now compatible with the Envirologger products. The camera is able to count, classify and determine the speed of road traffic in up to four lanes of counter flowing traffic without the need for induction loops which cause road surface damage and disruption. The camera now connects to the logger and data is ‘pushed’ back via an Envirologger ...


    By Envirologger Limited

  • CARBOTRAF – Black Carbon reduction by traffic management

    CARBOTRAF is a Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission. Lasting for three years, the project will study the relationship between traffic flow, Black Carbon (BC) emissions and carbon dioxide in urban environments. The project aims to create a method, system and tools for adaptively influencing traffic flow in real-time to reduce CO2 and BC emissions caused by road ...


    By Envirologger Limited

  • Casella called to assist the Spanish traffic police

    Casella Spain has been selected by the Spanish Traffic Police to participate in a working group assessing data provided by the instruments included in a month-long trial of roadside monitoring enclosure systems (Romons) under strict motorway testing conditions. Casellas integrated Romon, that encompasses, for the first time, both ambient gas and particulates and environmental noise equipment in ...


    By Casella

  • Smart eye traffic cameras go online with Envirologger

    The smart eye traffic monitoring system is now compatible with the Envirologger products. The camera is able to count, classify and determine the speed of road traffic in up to four lanes of counter flowing traffic without the need for induction loops which cause road surface damage and disruption. The camera now connects to the logger and data is ‘pushed’ back via ...


    By Envirologger Limited

  • Traffic noise pollution mapped with new mobile phone app

    A new mobile phone application which can help monitor traffic-noise exposure is presented in a recent study. The app, ‘2Loud?’, can measure indoor night-time noise exposure and, given large-scale community participation, could provide valuable data to aid urban planning, the researchers say. In an Australian pilot study, nearly half of participants who used the app found that they ...

  • US government grants Los Angeles US$213m to cut traffic congestion

    A plan to cut highway traffic jams and provide better bus transit services is eligible for more than $213 million in federal congestion reduction grants, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters said during a visit to this car-dependent city this week. The grant will allow local leaders to move forward with a plan to use proven transportation solutions like congestion pricing to improve ...

  • Harmful traffic pollution falls within Munich low emission zone

    Low emissions zones (LEZs) can substantially reduce local levels of traffic-based air pollution, a new study has shown. Monitoring air pollution in Munich, Germany, researchers found that particulate matter from traffic sources dropped by 60% after implementation of an LEZ. Traffic exhaust is a major source of fine particulate matter, a type of air pollution that has been linked to respiratory ...

  • Traffic pollution still harmful to health in many parts of Europe

    Transport in Europe is responsible for damaging levels of air pollutants and a quarter of EU greenhouse gas emissions. Many of the resulting environmental problems can be addressed by stepping up efforts to meet new EU targets, according to the latest report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EEA’s ...

  • Wider gaps between cycle paths and traffic reduce active commuters’ air pollution dose

    Setting cycle and footpaths further back from the road can significantly lower the amount of air pollution that cyclists and pedestrians inhale, suggests new research. While wide gaps are not always practical, the study shows that even small increases in distance could substantially reduce the dose of pollution. ‘Active commuting’ is being promoted in cities across the world. Rather ...

  • Imtech: breakthrough in Denmark, high-tech traffic technology to help Copenhagen become CO2 neutral

    Gouda - Imtech (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) secured its first order in Denmark. The high-tech traffic management solutions by Peek (the Imtech Traffic & Infra mobility specialist) for each of the 365 road junctions in Copenhagen represent an important contribution to making the Danish capital completely CO ...


    By Royal Imtech N.V

  • Time spent in traffic has major effect on personal exposure to cancer-causing chemicals

    Our lifestyles determine how often we are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals, such as those in traffic emissions and cigarette smoke. A Swedish study reveals how exposure to these chemicals varies from person to person. Among its findings, the amount of time a person spends in traffic or refuelling their car significantly affects how much benzene and butadiene they could inhale. Many studies ...

  • New Vibration Monitoring Terminal Available

    Brüel & Kjær today announced the release of its new Vibration Monitoring Terminal Type 3680. The innovative device enables users to effectively: Protect against structural damage risks in construction and mining Assess human response to ground-borne vibration from road and rail traffic Monitor background vibration to ensure ...

  • `Not all particles are equal`, Air Monitors

    Recently, the Prime Minister’s car was covered by a thin layer of Saharan dust and air quality was suddenly a lead item in the national news. The dust itself does not pose a serious hazard to health in comparison with the finer particles (from diesel engines for example) that travel deep into the lungs, but Jim Mills, MD of Air Monitors, believes that the media attention that this event ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • IMMISmt – monitoring system for air pollution and noise in cities

    IMMISmt is a real time monitoring system for air quality and noise. Based on online traffic data, measurements of air quality stations and weather data, IMMISmt calculates traffic induced emissions, background and total pollutant concentrations as well as noise levels within the streets as, e. g., hourly mean values. To do so, IMMISmt combines various models which are validated and widely used in ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Unique dust monitors for any application

    The Latest TSI Sidepak Personal Aerosol Monitors Have Been Added To The Ashtead Technology Range Of Particulate Matter (PM) Monitors. “We Were So Impressed With The Unique Features Of These Instruments, That We Immediately Added Them To Both Our Rental And Sales Portfolios,” Says Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas. “Many Occupational Exposure Applications Are ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Intelligent monitoring system provides flood warnings

    Water level sensing technology from OTT Hydrometry is being used in an intelligent flood warning system that has been installed at a ford in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. The system, which was designed and installed by SWARCO Traffic, monitors water level in the Finham Brook where it passes under the A452, and warns drivers when potentially dangerous conditions arise. Working closely with ...

  • New technology offers low cost noise monitoring

    Networks of wireless sensors could be used to monitor traffic noise. A new study shows that the wifi sensor systems, although slightly less accurate than precision noise monitoring systems, can provide detailed information, with dense coverage, about traffic noise over a longer period. Their low cost and low energy requirements make them particularly suitable and attractive for use by local ...

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