Make route control systems eco-sensitive: Hawa Dawa builds measurement network for German Autobahn GmbH

At the beginning of October, Hawa Dawa has received the order by Autobahn GmbH to install and operate a measurement network that collects and analyses near real-time environmental and weather data on a section of the A5 autobahn. This is part of a comprehensive approach and the data will be made available on a dashboard as well as via interface.

The measured immissions of NO2, PM2.5 and PM10, as well as relevant weather data, serve as a basis for reducing the environmental impact of motorway traffic while at the same time optimally maintaining the traffic flow. The project uses simulation and actually measures environmental effects in high temporal and spatial resolution. These real-time measurements are used to improve the control scenarios.

For this purpose, Hawa Dawa sets up a dense measurement network that measures immissions using the proprietary measurement method certified by TÜV Süd, and collects relevant weather data (air pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and wind direction). The system will thus also be able to level out weather-related influences on air quality.

Frank Felten, Chief Product Officer of Hawa Dawa, explains: “In Germany, route control systems are an essential part of the traffic infrastructure on motorways. We are curious to see to what extent we can help improve existing management strategies in the sense of an environmentally sensitive control on motorways by integrating actual pollutant values and taking into account significant weather-related influencing factors. As we see in some of our urban installations, there is considerable potential for improving the urban quality of life, especially in the conurbations.”

Hawa Dawa at the ITS World Congress:

  1. Booth: In the !TS Startup Area in Hall B3 (Booth Number 36)
  2. Presentation in the ITS Technical Program on Friday in the session”BP13: Managing the Streets”: Frank Felten, Chief Product Officer of Hawa Dawa, presents on the topic “Are you still measuring or already managing? Why urban air quality is becoming the subject of active management.”
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