The SWARCO iTravel traffic data acquisition system has been approved by the Dutch National Data Warehouse for Traffic Information (NDW). NDW is a joint initiative of several Dutch provinces, cities and communities, led by Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Ministry of Transport.

This approval is a major step for the innovative, solar-powered iTravel system that combines Bluetooth® wireless technology, next generation passive infrared (PIR) traffic detectors and 3G wireless data transmission for accurate and reliable traffic data acquisition.

The project encompasses over 1000 measurement points and was won by Data4Traffic (D4T), a consortium consisting of of Van den Berg Infrastructuren B.V.,VerkeersInformatieDienst B.V. and SWARCO AG, locally represented by SWARCO Nederland B.V.

“We are very pleased with the positive result of the tests and feel that the innovative and versatile iTravel system integrating our enhanced PIR detectors will find applications outside The Netherlands as well,” comments Andreas Hartmann, Marketing Manager at ADEC Technologies, a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive traffic detectors based in Switzerland.

Boris Ulrich, Head of Detection at SWARCO confirms that “the cooperation with ADEC has been extremely productive. Their TDC1-PIR detectors – specifically enhanced for SWARCO – constitute a major step forward in low-power, high-accuracy traffic detection technology.”