A wireless vehicle detector which has been proven to offer the same reliability as traditional inductive loops is now being offered with an extended warranty and CPD training.
Clearview Intelligence has extended the guarantee on its M100 Sensors from two to five years as part of an ongoing commitment to customer care.
Paul Bates, Head of Product Management for Clearview Intelligence, said: “Our wireless vehicle detector was first launched in the UK ten years ago and since then, has been used across the strategic road network, trunk roads and urban roads.
“Over the years, the product has been used for traffic signal solutions including SCOOT and MOVA as well as on the motorway network for MIDAS and Ramp Metering. This has enabled us to test the product in all environments and address any issues which may have only become apparent in live situations.”
The warranty announcement coincides with a year-long MIDAS trial on the M1/ A1 which ran loops and the sensors side-by-side and concluded there was no difference in the quality of information gathered by the two pieces of kit.
Paul continues: “With a decade of experience and knowledge in developing our wireless sensor, as well as the recent outcome of the trials on the M1/ A1, we are confident that our sensors are a cost effective and viable alternative to inductive loops. So much so, we have extended our warranty and invested resources in obtaining CPD accreditation to offer approved training in the correct installation of the sensor.”
The M100 Sensors are magnetometers which detect changes in the earth’s magnetic field which are caused when a vehicle passes over them.
Unlike inductive loops, which require ducting and trenching, the M100 requires only a single hole to be cored in the centre of the carriageway which means the sensors can be installed independently of each other. This reduces disruption to motorists as lanes can be closed individually and the sensor is up to four times faster to install than traditional loops.
As the sensors are installed in the centre of the carriageway, they are outside of the natural wearing course and so there is reduced road degradation and they are less prone to damage.
Paul said: “The sensors have an operational battery life of up to 10 years and to ensure customers get the best results, we are now offering a CPD accredited course for installers. This will provide step-by-step instructions and the opportunity for engineers to learn the correct way to install the sensors to obtain optimum results.”
For more information about wireless vehicle detection visit www.clearview-intelligence.com/products/m100-wireless-vehicle-detection-system or for information about upcoming CPD courses, email firstname.lastname@example.org