Canadian firm International Road Dynamics (IRD) will supply an enhanced vehicle classification (EVC) data collection system to the US’ Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT).

The company will deliver and install 35 permanent EVC sites on five of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, namely Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Lanai and Oahu.

IRD’s web-based real time traffic information application service provider (ASP) service will allow it to collect and host the data to provide the HDOT with proprietary and secure access to the information over the Internet.

The C$1.5m ($1.39m) contract includes the maintenance of the 35 EVC sites and operation of the ASP service.

IRD expects to begin work on the system in the Spring of 2010.