SASKATOON, SK – April 16, 2019 - International Road Dynamics Inc. (“IRD” or the “Company”), a Quarterhill Inc. (“Quarterhill”) company (TSX: QTRH) (NASDAQ: QTRH), announced today that a joint venture (“JV”) comprised of SEA Electronics LLC from Ukraine, International Road Dynamics Inc. from Canada and Automagistral-Pivden LLC from Ukraine was awarded a project for the Design, Supply and Installation of 20 lanes of Weigh-in-Motion (“WIM”) covering six sites on arterial roads around Kyiv. This turn-key project was awarded by The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor). The total value of the contract awarded to the JV partners is US$6.4M and also includes delivery of a back-office system in addition to related civil works and communication infrastructure.
The objective of this project is to implement a modular system comprised of software, hardware and communication infrastructure for Ukravtodor. The WIM back office system will collect real-time traffic data and will support the enforcement of overweight and over-dimension vehicles as well as vehicles that may be in violation of local operating regulations. The data and analytics provided by IRD’s high speed enforcement systems will also be used for more substantiated and streamlined planning of maintenance and repair of the road network.
IRD will supply and supervise the installation of its state-of-the-art commercial vehicle enforcement solutions integrating WIM systems with complementary technologies such as vehicle dimensioning systems and off-scale detection. This will provide real-time information on a vehicle’s length, width, height as well as lane position in addition to axle load and gross vehicle weights.
Mr. Randy Hanson, IRD's President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “IRD is extremely pleased and honoured to have received this contract. We look forward to working together with our joint venture partners in delivering Ukraine’s very first integrated network of weigh in motion systems providing Ukravtodor with our world class, innovative and effective screening solutions to improve the overall efficiency and safety of their highway network.”
IRD is a highway traffic management technology company specializing in supplying products and systems to the global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry. IRD is a North American company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with sales and service offices throughout the United States and overseas. Private corporations, transportation agencies and highway authorities around the world use IRD's products and advanced systems to manage and protect their highway infrastructure. For more information: www.lixiaojixie.cn
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