Winter Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) helps road authorities, contractors and municipalities make roads safer with proactive working methods and save money due to precautionary winter maintenance actions. The service is suitable for road and airport winter maintenance in any country.
It has been developed based on 20+ years' experience in providing road weather forecasts and services for winter road maintenance. Every customer has their own requirements and needs for the service. That's why Vaisala provides a modular system that can be tailored to include a custom set of features and configured according to specific maintenance requirements. As an option, the road weather information can be delivered as data through API.
With the MDSS, you can standardize all the employees' decision-making methods, regardless of the diverse level of expertise, reducing the risk of human error in difficult situations. Having more time and the best possible information when making winter maintenance decisions allows you to make optimal winter maintenance actions. With the ability to reduce over-maintenance, i.e. rarely playing safe, there is room for cost savings. In addition, with the help of accurate forecasts and comprehensive weather monitoring tools, you are able to execute precautionary maintenance actions (anti-icing) more often, which requires four times fewer chemicals than reacting afterwards (de-icing). Optimal decisions will save both nature and your money.