This is especially true of roads and motorways, which are an essential factor in generating new connections and accelerating local economic growth. In this context, structure monitoring and maintenance is critical to ensuring efficiency, sustainability and competitiveness.
The European context
Europe, in particular, has 77 thousand kilometres of motorways, plus 217 thousand kilometres of railways and 42,000 thousand kilometres of waterways. A broad and complex “web”, subject to considerable investment at both the national and community level, which can give the sector a significant boost. In this area, technological solutions are a valuable ally for identifying potential issues and opportunities and directing funding to where it will be most effective.
In the background, there is the major Trans-European Transport Network (Ten-T) project: its aim is to facilitate interconnection between the infrastructure systems of different countries by solving existing challenges (missing links, fragmentation, etc.). Sustainability and innovation are the underlying principles of this modernisation work
Technology is essential
The sector can benefit greatly from the latest technological solutions. This applies especially to the most substantial parts of the road network, such as bridges, viaducts and tunnels.
Real-time data collection, information processing and use of artificial intelligence, for example, make it possible to enhance and improve verification and maintenance, including in relation to sustainability. This makes processes more efficient, ensuring longer structure life and greater safety for travellers.
The application of IoT sensors and targeted algorithms also makes it possible to predict critical conditions, so that action can be taken before problems escalate
What Movyon does
Movyon offers several state-of-the-art solutions in this area. Special platforms for bridge, viaduct and tunnel life cycle management (Argo), road paving management (Pavement Management System), and dynamic vehicle weight monitoring are worthy of note. Security and technology are becoming increasingly connected
The MOVYON system monitors and checks road travelconditions in tunnels, to ensure the safety of travellers. It manages critical events and the implementation of the required safety measures.
The Best in Class Asset Management platform for infrastructure management and monitoring.
Evolutive Pavement Management System
The system for the advanced management of the road pavement life cycle. It is an asset management tool for monitoring the conditions of the road surface and optimizing maintenance interventions.