Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity has transformed the reality of monitoring and control for all types of assets, including roadside technology. The level of connectivity between systems that cloud-based technology allows is vital in making the road a safer place; for road users and road workers.
It is this level of connectivity that allows Coeval’s intelligent systems to deliver multiple operating functions. Our LED signs can be remotely monitored so our clients can ensure their assets are working and providing information and advice to road users. More importantly, we offer remote control to ensure the right messages are being shown at the right times. For example, a teacher can activate the ‘school warning signs’ with the use of a tablet or laptop from the classroom; this offers the flexibility to change activation times to suit the school.
Another example is the remote control of hazard warning signs on rural roads; we delivered a solution to a farmer who needed to herd cattle over a road from one field to another and can now remotely activate a warning sign 50 yards down the road via a hand-held transmitter; warning oncoming vehicles in plenty of time of cattle crossing; delivering peace of mind for both farmer and approaching drivers.
Remote monitoring and control not only allows for flexibility and effective asset management, it increases safety by minimising the need to have people working roadside to maintain or operate the technology.
‘Even a short closure of the tunnel causes great congestion in the area, and if an over height vehicle were to cause that level of damage, the tunnel could be closed for hours, if not days, which would bring the whole of the South East of England to a standstill.
When the Coeval over height vehicle detectors were first installed, we were talking about 10’s of vehicles a day that we were stopping; we are now down to low single figures, 4 or 5 vehicles a day we need to extract for being over height, so it’s a great improvement in efficiency through the crossing.’
‘Having used Coeval for the first time, we found them to be friendly and really helpful in ensuring we received the correct item we required. We were happy with the extremely quick response times and professional service they offer. We would definitely recommend their services to others.’
‘Thank you for your prompt and efficient service regarding our request for training on the 21st of August. You guys have been incredibly helpful over this.’
‘Coeval won the tender for the replacement overheight vehicle detector systems. The work was completed within programme and budget. We are now satisfied that the new systems will help protect the bridges for several years to come.’
‘A sound, honest and efficient service provided by Coeval. Would be very happy for Coeval to manufacture and supply more of Swindon’s signs.’