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Kiwa is an autonomous global organization in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), training and consultancy services. We create trust by contributing to the transparency of the quality, safety and sustainability of your organisation’s products, services, processes, systems and employees, as well as personal and environmental performance. You have the ambition and we help you to go forward!

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 Kiwa KOAC is specialized in all kinds of road measuring activities, for example skid resistance and (un)evenness of road pavements. Since 2015, our colleagues already operate Europe’s largest skid resistance device, which not only measures skid resistance, but road texture and longitudinal unevenness as well.   This vehicle has now been expanded with even more bells and whistles: a 3D laser scan device that measures transversal unevenness, rutting and cracks in the pavement. Eelke Vromans, unit manager Road Testing at Kiwa, “By combining these systems into one truck, we can now collect all functional properties of any road track in only one go, instead of 3 to 4 runs with different vehicles. This means not only a far higher efficiency level, but also less CO2 emissions and less traffic disturbance.”    Big data challenge The biggest challenges when integrating all subsystems into one vehicle were not only handling the enormous amount of data (3-5 GB per kilometre; production capacity up to 300 km/day), but also the positioning of the various sensors. “These sensors had to be mounted in such a way that none of them influenced any other in a negative way”, says Vromans. “For instance, the water track created during skid resistance testing must not affect the 3D laser scanners, which need a dry road surface to operate correctly.”  Another challenge will be the development of software tools that unlock the full potential of the collected data. “It has an incredible level of detail; we’re only scratching the surface of its possibilities”, according to Vromans.  Contributing to a better highway network Kiwa is very proud of its high-tech measuring truck. Last week we presented the truck to road authorities throughout Germany. In the more than 2000 km long tour, we visited Münster, Berlin, Nürnberg, Augsburg and Bochum.  The truck is going to offer concrete assistance to improving the Dutch highways by measuring about half of the Dutch highway network over a five-year period.  For more information about Kiwa KOAC and its services, please contact us via info@kiwa-koac.com or +31 (0)88 562 26 72.  Read the latest Kiwa news here. You can

Updated Kiwa KOAC truck collects all road data in one run

Kiwa owns the largest and most advanced high-end road measuring truck in the world. The truck can collect all functional properties of any road track in only one go, instead of 3 to 4 runs with different vehicles. Last week we made a road trip…

Kiwa TI Norway awarded for highest creditworthiness

Kiwa TI Norway awarded for highest creditworthiness

Kiwa’s certification agency in Norway, Kiwa Teknologisk Institutt Sertifisering AS, has been awarded the AAA Gold Diploma for creditworthiness. It makes Kiwa TI the sole company in its branch of industry that has the AAA Gold Diploma…

GAR update: withdrawal EN60335-2-102:2006 standard

GAR update: withdrawal EN60335-2-102:2006 standard

Kiwa would like to inform you about that the standard EN 60335-2-102:2006 (including amendment A1:2010, if applicable), will be withdrawn from 22-01-2019…

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