Accurately collect and transmit data on road and runway surface state, grip, and surface temperature.
The Mobile Detector MD30 from Vaisala monitors road and runway conditions, and transmits weather data from snow plows or any vehicle type without disruption — keeping your ground transportation or airport operations running smoothly and safely.
The MD30 is compact, easy to install, and cost effective even for large fleet deployment. Its quick response time and high sensitivity enable reliable mobile road and runway condition data year-round.
As part of Vaisala’s Mobile GRF/TALPA Reporter solution, MD30 helps assess, synthesize, and report runway condition data in accordance with ICAO’s new Global Reporting Format (GRF).
The MD30 is the first detector designed specifically for snow plows, and it works well as a standalone sensor or to help fill in data between stationary weather stations. Molded to withstand continuous vibration while preventing water ingress, its design ensures reliable road weather data in challenging weather conditions on all vehicle types.
With this detector, it’s easy for municipalities, transportation authorities, and airport operators to get real-time data on road surface state; layer thicknesses of water, ice, and snow; grip; relative humidity; dew point; and road and air temperature data, directly from plows.
Vaisala’s MD30 fills in the blanks for both winter road maintenance supervisors and plow operators, providing real-time data for informed decision making, including:
Snow plow operators will be informed about:
Optional data visualization leverages live data and video imagery, with the data viewable in the vehicle or remotely depending setup options. This additional advantage of the MD30 sensor supports:
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Discover the first of its kind: a mobile detector designed specifically for snow plows that provides real-time road and runway conditions anywhere on your network.
See how the compact MD30 measures all key road and runway weather parameters and is suitable for snow plow trucks and other vehicles.
Watch how the Mobile Detector MD30 helps you monitor your roadways in real-time.
Around the world, winter maintenance practices share the same goal: Keep roads safe. There are as many different road weather challenges as there are methods to accomplish the goal.
How the Streets Department of the City of Fort Collins uses mobile sensors and data visualization to proactively and efficiently maintain the city road network