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Not sure why I havent asked this earlier, but while driving on the Autobahn, every once and awhile there where these gantries supporting boxes of some sort instead of signs.
These boxes look like they could have been cameras, or some other sensor, and where over each lane. The gantries went over the entire road.

Are they sensors for speed management?
Are they sensors for truckers for some sort of toll system?
Or are they the dreaded cameras to catch speeders?
Some one please help me! :dunno:
 

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Not sure why I havent asked this earlier, but while driving on the Autobahn, every once and awhile there where these gantries supporting boxes of some sort instead of signs.
These boxes look like they could have been cameras, or some other sensor, and where over each lane. The gantries went over the entire road.

Are they sensors for speed management?
Are they sensors for truckers for some sort of toll system?
Or are they the dreaded cameras to catch speeders?
Some one please help me! :dunno:
The Autobahn is a sophisticated modern marvel. The speed limits changes, new lanes open-up/gets added according to traffic flow. And YES!! They monitor the autobahn traffic/ speed flow ALL THE TIME!!:)
 

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I remember being told that they are basically 'toll' sensors for certain types of truck traffic.
 

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Not sure why I havent asked this earlier, but while driving on the Autobahn, every once and awhile there where these gantries supporting boxes of some sort instead of signs.
These boxes look like they could have been cameras, or some other sensor, and where over each lane. The gantries went over the entire road.

Are they sensors for speed management?
Are they sensors for truckers for some sort of toll system?
Or are they the dreaded cameras to catch speeders?
Some one please help me! :dunno:
All of the above. (If you want a great story of failed technology, look up the history of the satellite-based truck toll collection system in Germany.)
 

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(If you want a great story of failed technology, look up the history of the satellite-based truck toll collection system in Germany.)
That story rivals the story of the automated baggage handling system in Denver.
 

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Word for the day= GANTRIES

Wow
 

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Thanks guys!
I couldn't think of a better term for em :)
 

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Thanks guys!
I couldn't think of a better term for em :)
Good word, that. Proper one to describe the structures as well.

At the 'ring the Touristenfahrt laps is timed from bridge to gantry. The gantry is sporting an Audi hoarding at present.
 

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Not sure why I havent asked this earlier, but while driving on the Autobahn, every once and awhile there where these gantries supporting boxes of some sort instead of signs.
These boxes look like they could have been cameras, or some other sensor, and where over each lane. The gantries went over the entire road.

Are they sensors for speed management?
Are they sensors for truckers for some sort of toll system?
Or are they the dreaded cameras to catch speeders?
Some one please help me! :dunno:
All I know is that our taxi driver (From Munich airport into the city) definately slowed down every time we approached one...
 

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Pretty sure those are it, but without seeing the other side, cant say 100% :) Cant see the back side that close in the rearviews!
 
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