LTA turning to laser tech to nab overloaded vehicles

The LTA is testing a laser camera that detects overweight vehicles along Sungei Kadut Street 1. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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 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. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE - 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), it is trialling a system to detect overloaded vehicles on the road by weighing them while in motion.

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