Proven reduction of accidents
High reliability and ruggedness
Low maintainance costs
Outstanding cost-performance ratio
Fast and easy to install
Wildlife Vehicle Collision (WVC) Avoidance System
Next generation roadkill mitigation
Virtual Fencing is an active electronic protection system that alerts animals before crossing the road when a vehicle is approaching between dusk to dawn. It is proven to be extremely effective in preventing wildlife-vehicle collisions in the Netherlands and around the world.
Our aim is to protect the wildlife and enhance the safety of drivers with the latest road-kill mitigation technology. Our latest testing has seen a 50-70% reduction in Wildlife Vehicle Collisions (WVC's). The virtual fence uses the latest non invasive audio and visual systems to alert animals and prevent vehicle contact. Wildlife is a huge and widely underestimated challenge to traffic safety. Every year there are many thousands of accidents involving wildlife and vehicles, resulting in wildlife deaths and injuries, injuries and loss of life to people, and damage to vehicles and property.
Wildlife protection can be build by using passive or active devices. Passive devices utilizes headlamp light reflection of the of the oncoming vehicles to deter the wildlife. The more effective active electronic protection systems are triggered by headlamps and uses opto-acoustic alerts. The Traffic Safety Systems protection system "Virtual Fence" is developed according latest research results and has build in optical and acoustical deterrent functions.
A 5 year official field test documented a significant drop of WVCs and an increase of the safety for road users, especially at high-risk sections. The number of traffic accidents decreased by approximately 70% at sections equipped with Traffic Safety Systems Virtual Fence.
How does it work?
The Virtual Fencing device is activated by approaching headlights, which causes it to emit a combination of sound and light stimuli that alert and repel animals from the road side. This alert system of audible alert and blue and yellow strobe-type LED lights are an innovative concept based on proven technologies.
The devices are placed at 25-metre intervals on alternating sides of the road. They are triggered in sequence by the vehicle headlight as a car approaches along the road, forming a virtual fence.
Virtual Fence offers following benefits:
- Proven reduction of accidents injuries and fatalities
- Outstanding cost-performance ratio
- Low maintainance costs
- High reliability and ruggedness
- No known habituation effect
- Extended vehicle sensor range and remote triggering
- Advanced theft protection
- Remote unit identification
- Cooperative RF-connected functions
- Adaptable to the geographic and wildlife specific environment
- Remote monitoring and service
- Remote check of ambient conditions