WIM Systems in Chile, A Successful Experience

For the last 30 years, Chile has used weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems, which replaced static weigh. The use of these systems has allowed for efficiency in vehicle weight control, resulting in savings in maintenance costs and road conservation for the State. When first implemented, WIM technology registered a rate of 15% over load vehicles; in 2011, the rate was less than 2%. Controlled vehicles numbered slightly more than 1 million in 1981 and had reached 12 million in 2011. Operating time has been greater than 98% over the last 10 years. The use of WIM systems in Chile has allowed for progressive increase in the number of vehicles controlled, earning the country international recognition. As a result, many Latin American countries have implemented similar systems.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 121-128
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Weigh-In-Motion (ICWIM 6)

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  • Accession Number: 01498948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781848214156
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2013 3:55PM