Traffic jams cause a lot of financial damage, which is why damaged cars must be removed from the road as quickly as possible after an incident. The SIMN (Incident Management Foundation Netherlands) is responsible for these operations and typically enters into 3-year contracts with salvage companies. The LCM (National Central Hotline) - currently managed by insurance company Allianz - handles the incidents. Salvage companies are obliged to remove cars within one hour after the LCM reports the incident. The SIMN wants to monitor whether this is done properly and asked Geodan for an automated monitoring system.
Salvaging cars on time
To limit traffic congestion, damaged cars must be removed from the road as quickly as possible after an incident. AIM (Arrival time system Incident Management) monitors the duration of the operation and Bergerview visualizes the location and status of the salvagers involved.