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.
With the MD30, it’s easy for municipalities, transportation authorities, and airport operators to get real-time data on road and runway surface state. Get visibility to layer thicknesses of water, ice, and snow, grip, relative humidity, dew point, and road and air temperature data, directly from plows.
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. Its design withstands heavy vehicle vibration and prevents water ingress, and therefore, its design ensures reliable road weather data in challenging weather conditions on all vehicle types.
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.
Vaisala’s MD30 fills in the blanks for both winter road maintenance supervisors and plow operators. You can use it as part of a decision support system such as Vaisala Wx Horizon or your current spreader control system.
Winter road maintenance supervisors will get real-time answers to challenging questions:
Snow plow operators will be informed about:
Optional online data visualization through Vaisala Wx Horizon leverages video and photo data with the data viewable in the vehicle or remotely depending on setup options. This additional advantage of the MD30 sensor supports:
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Just say the word. We can connect you with real-time data on grip and road state, layer thicknesses, road and air temperature, relative humidity, frost, and more.
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.
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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