Laser sensors to detect overloaded vehicles

An LTA spokesman said the trial system has been installed on a "lamp post-like structure" along Sungei Kadut Street 1.
An LTA spokesman said the trial system has been installed on a "lamp post-like structure" along Sungei Kadut Street 1. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The LTA is testing a laser camera that detects overweight vehicles along Sungei Kadut Street 1.
The LTA is testing a laser camera that detects overweight vehicles along Sungei Kadut Street 1.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The trial equipment comprises laser sensors and a video camera which are connected wirelessly to sensors embedded in the road.
The trial equipment comprises laser sensors and a video camera which are connected wirelessly to sensors embedded in the road.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The system will collect data over a period of six to nine months for analysis.
The system will collect data over a period of six to nine months for analysis.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

LTA using new tech to collect data in trial amid efforts to curb overloading offences

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is turning to new technology to help in the long-running battle against overloaded vehicles.

Working with ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems), the authority is trialling a system to detect overloaded vehicles on the road by weighing them while in motion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2018, with the headline 'Laser sensors to detect overloaded vehicles'. Print Edition | Subscribe