The beautiful spring day in the valley belied the oft prevailing conditions at the Oberalp Pass in Grisons, Switzerland. For years, large masses of snow have made it impossible for even experienced building authority employees to say exactly where mountain passes run. This results in laborious, imprecise and often dangerous clearing work. With the iCON alpine, Leica Geosystems provides satellite-based machine control for preparing tracks which are also optimally suited for snow blower vehicles. Supported by Grünenfelder und Partner AG, testing showed that this innovative controller was capable of precisely displaying the course of the road down to a few centimetres, which makes snow clearing work considerably more efficient and safe.
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