Taper strikes pose serious risk to road users and road workers alike.
Current industry best practise is to inspect and maintain temporary traffic management on a routine basis (often every 2 hours).
Intellicone SMART Taper connects conventional temporary roadworks equipment to the internet, enabling remote monitoring. This provides instant alerts when a taper is struck or in the event of a vehicle incursion, triggering a more prompt response, therefore reducing risk and improving efficiency.
SMART Taper enables the mapping of roadworks, providing a digital twin of a road closure’s key locations. This data enables Traffic Management Controllers to view all works in real-time. This includes accurate installation times (on and off), correct road space booking information for interface with control rooms, and relevant site contact details.
‘We received an alert that a taper had been severely damaged with over 30 cones hit, just 10 minutes after the last check. The TM Crew were able to instantly response to the strike alert and were on the scene in minutes, reducing road user exposure time to the debris on the carriageway and making it safe for the workforce’ - Kier Highways & Chevron TM West Midlands