Non-Intrusive Road Surface Condition Sensor

IceSight--RW is a fixed or vehicle mounted, electro-optical sensor which reports the surface weather condition of roadways. This system will detect hazardous conditions including ice, snow, or water in real-time. It can also be configured to output road surface friction and/or surface temperature information.

The RW utilizes LED technology to increase reliability and decrease overall system cost. The system consists of an optics head which houses the active IR source and the receiver optics and an electronics box which can be conveniently mounted inside the cab of the vehicle or in a field cabinet.

The flexible data stream can be integrated with existing telematic systems for easy data transfer or sent to a hand-held device or lap-top for real-time monitoring.

Download the IceSight-RW spec sheet


  • Road Weather Monitoring
  • Surface Friction Measurement
  • MDSS - Fleet/Municipal Vehicles
  • Telematic Networks (OnStar, ITS VII, 511)
  • Enhanced Electronic Stability Control
  • Dynamic Traffic Lights
IceSight-RW mobile ice detection image


  • Vehicle or Fixed mounted
  • Remote (non-contact) surface sensing of ice, snow, wet, damp, and dry
  • Estimate of road surface grip
  • Optional surface temperature sensing
  • Sensor accuracy immune to passing traffic
  • Easy integration with existing telematic or data logging systems
  • Low power
  • Eye-safe optics
  • Flexible mounting options
  • Rugged all-weather design