Term of the Road Dictionary

inductive loop

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Vehicles
  • Definition : Metallic loop laid under a road surface to sense the passing over and sometimes the speed of vehicles. Note: a metallic mass passing the loop changes the magnetic field, that causes a signal (frequency) sent through the cable.
  • Synonyms : induction loop / magnetic loop / electromagnetic loop

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