Modernising critical infrastructure
In March 2021, Eltel won a four-year contract to carry out a full sensor upgrade for 266 roadside weather stations in Northern and Central Sweden. The stations collect information on winter road conditions and allow the Swedish Transport Administration to predict potentially disruptive weather conditions.
“The existing sensors were 8–10 years old and had reached the end of their operational life,” says Magnus Rosenberg, National Sales Infrastructure Manager at Eltel Sweden. “The state-of-the-art hardware we are installing is more accurate and provides higher quality data, such as high-definition video, while enabling higher data speed and capacity connections.”
Promoting road safety is a top priority
Improved road safety is the main objective of the project as the upgrade will enable the Swedish Transport Administration to provide better weather forecasting, monitoring and planning for their road network. This will promote road safety by optimising the use of resources and issuing accurate warnings of potentially dangerous driving conditions.
“Eltel is a natural partner when organisations want to install different kinds of sensor solutions as we have the expertise, skills and scale to deliver any kind of project – as this partnership illustrates,” says Rosenberg.
Client: the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket)
Services: sensor upgrade
Period: summer months 2021-2024