Coeval | Danger Moose To The Rescue
Did you know?
- The average adult moose stands at 1.8 – 2.1 metres (6-7ft) at the shoulder.
- Males weigh between 380 – 720kg (850-1580pounds), whilst females weigh between 270 – 360kg (600-800punds).
- Moose are usually most active at sunrise and sunset, with the appearance of a full moon increasing the likelihood of moose collisions.
Recent statistics reveal that during the past few years there have been in excess of 1,000 collisions between cars and moose in Norway.
With a fully-grown moose being as tall as the average car, it’s not surprising that accidents involving moose are usually very serious and often fatal for the animal, driver and passengers.
The impact throws the moose up and into the passenger compartment through the windshield. Seatbelts offer no protection and airbags may not deploy. Current warning signs are often ignored, relying on drivers’ vigilance alone.
Coeval is pleased to introduce a new Moose Warning System using radar and GMS communication to alert drivers to the real-time danger of moose in the vicinity.
The moose database sends a GMS text message signal to the sign when there is high risk of moose aside or crossing the road. This activates the sign to start blinking when approaching vehicles are detected, alerting drivers to the increased potential danger. The sign remains active for one hour following the initial activation message. Blinking signs can be positioned at varying distances along the road depending upon the level of risk. The system operates using batteries and solar panels and can provide daily traffic data to a dedicated database.
This innovative product can be adapted to warn of other dangers to road users. For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.