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ARAN - Automatic Road Analyzer

The Fugro automatic road analyzer (ARAN) is the world's leading highway data-collection road-survey system and is capable of measuring more than 15 different data streams continuously and at varying capture rates in a single pass at traffic speeds.

How does the Fugro ARAN perform road condition surveys?

The Fugro ARAN is an advanced pavement data collection vehicle equipped with precision road survey systems and software able to perform any roadway data collection task.

The modular design allows the ARAN to be easily reconfigured to meet client requirements and also serves to cut excess, equipping the ARAN only with the necessary surveying systems. As the vehicle ages, the subsystems can be transferred to another chassis, making the ARAN a good long-term investment.


The ARAN 9000 is fully integrated into a high roof chassis. Sensors are permanently installed and managed in a climate-controlled environment, providing a comfortable and professional environment for operators. We can build the ARAN 9000 on any platform that meets the required power and weight specifications. The customisable design means the system can act as a profiler, video logger, mobile mapper, or full-scale data collection system.

  • Database driven, fault-tolerant, plug-and-play systems
  • Advanced mission-management software
  • Global solution with interfaces in several languages
  • Industry-defining warranty
  • Dynamic architecture to support future upgrades

The ARAN 8000 provides modular, adaptable roadway data collection by tailoring the system to your exact vehicle and evaluation requirements. Each ARAN subsystem option can be fully integrated, including DMI and GPS, or HD cameras and software used for asset inventory collection.

  • All selected ARAN subsystems mounted to customer-supplied chassis using Aluminum Extrusion racking system
  • Portable equipment rack with shock mounting
  • Typically built onsite at the customer’s facility for complete oversight of the build process

The ARAN 7000 is the only portable, lightweight, hitch-mount profiler that can accommodate up to nine sensors (point or line) for evaluating roughness, smoothness, texture and rutting. This high-speed profiler with stop-start-slow intelligent algorithms and portable flight case enables you to collect accurate data at any speed, anywhere.

  • Synchronised data control system
  • Autostart proximity sensor and Selcom point lasers
  • Real-time display of data (including IRI)
  • Route-planning software and optional GPS
  • Touchscreen operator interface capabilities

Each ARAN can support a modular system of hardware and software add-ons to meet the requirements of various infrastructure data collection needs. Review our list of hardware, software, and data collection areas, or contact our team, to determine which combination of subsystems is right for you.

  • Linear referencing systems (LRS) positioning
  • High-definition cameras to complete right-of-way panoramic view
  • GPS positioning
  • Roughness (IRI) / longitudinal processing
  • Rutting/transverse profile
  • Texture data
  • Distress testing
  • Ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
  • Pavement-marking reflectivity
  • Geometrics
  • Lidar
  • Video imaging
  • Laser SDP
  • Laser transverse profiler (XVP)
  • Pave 2D
  • Pave 3D
  • Position and orientation system for land vehicles (POS LV)
  • Distance measuring instrument (DMI) 

We offer a comprehensive suite of application software products designed to view, process and analyse your collected data.

iVision web application

iVision is a web-based application that delivers the ideal solution for interoffice and remote location deployment of images and analysed road data.

Vision processing software

Vision is an all-in-one desktop data processing and analysis suite that can export to any PMS or AMS system. 


Surveyor asset extraction software is designed to provide safe, efficient, and cost-effective ‘network-level’ asset inventories. By using the client's or a standard text or graphical asset catalogue, the software can minimise data entry time, ensuring accurate information. Surveyor 2 allows for the marking of other user-defined attributes without the need for on-foot personnel.

ARAN Collection Software (ACS)

The ACS interface controls all ARAN sub-subsystems independently to ensure maximum flexibility during testing. It utilises a diagnostic monitor to evaluate the system’s health to ensure vehicles deliver optimum data accuracy and repeatability at all times.


Our WiseCrax Pavement Module can detect and analyse cracks as small as 1 m. The open-architecture software design allows for customisable processing, reporting, and distress criteria.

We provide large transportation agencies highway asset management systems, surveys and advice to maximise the impact of the maintenance and development decisions on the life and value of the asset while ensuring the safety of all stakeholders.

The accurate and reliable data and data collection vehicles enhance and maximise the ability to make confident roadway management decisions, leading to improved network condition through early intervention and efficient maintenance to extend the performance life of roads.

Fugro has a strong track record in successfully providing automated asset data collection services and products focused on helping transportation agencies manage their roads and associated assets more effectively.

  • On time data
  • Accurate / quality data
  • Knowledgeable staff with dedicated Pavement Engineering, Research and Development, and Project Management staff
  • 24/7 customers support 
  • Access to the latest technologies in automated asset data collection

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