Mobile VMS Rejoin as Members of Safer Highways

Temporary and bespoke traffic control solutions suppliers, Mobile VMS, has re-joined Safer Highways as members.

Mobile VMS has a commitment to provide greener, more efficient, innovative technology to support sustainable highway schemes. The company specialise in the provision of proven ITS technology on a mobile temporary basis within roadwork zones and provide advise during the planning and design phases. With the integration of real-time, highly accurate road condition information such as journey time, advance queue warning, diversion routing, scheme specific baseline data and advance warning of incidents ahead (stopped vehicles, works vehicles exiting at Egress sites and adverse weather conditions), Mobile VMS has the ability to provide technology-led solutions which will positively reinforce safety and innovation requirements on schemes.

The company has a strategic focus on innovative digital integrations and data provision and ways in which it can support the delivery programme on major schemes, i.e. smoothing traffic flow, easing driver frustration, increasing road worker safety and providing accurate and innovative reporting mechanisms for the project teams. Recently, traffic data obtained using its microwave sensors was evaluated by Highways England and used to evidence important traffic management decisions within its network. Its focus on R&D includes the study of key baselines road condition data which can assist tier 1 highwayd contractors to successfully challenge KPI scoring on a scheme-by-scheme basis.

Commenting on re-joining Safer Highways, Michelle Curran, Commercial Manager, said: “Safety imperatives can only be evaluated and realised through consultation and collaboration. For Mobile VMS, being Safer Highways members is key to understanding and contributing to important discussions around safety, wellbeing, social value and sustainability. As a company, these elements are central to our daily activities and how we interact with our workforce and customers. We believe in adding value beyond the provision of variable message signs and traffic control solutions, an example of that would be our recent integrations on the UK Smart Motorway network with stopped vehicle detection and works egress technologies."

Kevin Robinson, Chief Executive of Safer Highways said: “I am delighted to welcome back Mobile VMS into membership. It is a forward-thinking company that has had success in delivering safety and wellbeing issues collaboratively as well as using technology to help the highways sector drive a more sustainable approach to its work.”

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