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RMS system which consists of a number of video cameras to recognise the image of a heavy vehicle and identify the number plate using image processing techniques.  It is used to detect heavy vehicles that violate one or more regulations such as speeding, unregistered or stolen vehicles, pollution or overload.


Steering axle mass


State road agency

Strain gauge

Mass sensor technology which incorporates gauges mounted to existing road-based structures such as a culvert, or specially constructed housing.  As a vehicle axle passes over the structure or housing, the induced strain is measured and related to mass.