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AI-based high-definition pavement condition tool launched

RoadBotics rating index provides granular information for government officials to make informed pavement management decisions, including on pothole and road repairs.

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A numerical index of 0-100 is used to indicate the condition of randomly chosen pavement sections
A numerical index of 0-100 is used to indicate the condition of randomly chosen pavement sections

RoadBotics has introduced a pavement condition rating feature for its online road assessment platform, RoadWay.

 

The HD-PCI (high-definition pavement situation index) is intended to help government officials make informed pavement management decisions, including pothole and other road repairs.

 

Entire road network

 

With traditional pavement condition index (PCI), a numerical index of 0-100 is used to indicate the condition of randomly chosen pavement sections. RoadBotics claims its propriety HD-PCI can produce that same rating with more objective data (derived from machine learning algorithms) and factors in the density and severity of each distress present for every square foot of roadway across an entire road network.

 

“HD-PCI is a critical step forward in the world of pavement management,” said Todd Saulle, product manager, RoadBotics. “By leveraging pavement distress data from every 10 feet of road, RoadBotics has developed a detailed, objective, and reliable pavement index that helps our users better prioritise maintenance without the hassle of pain-staking field work.”

 

In addition to HD-PCI, the company reports users can now view their data in greater detail on the individual distress identification (IDI) analysis page, where they can create custom tables sorted by road ratings, distress density, and number of specific distresses.

 

The recent dynamic segmentation and embeddable maps feature also now includes IDI data for a more complete picture of a road network’s overall health and viability.

“By leveraging pavement distress data from every 10 feet of road, RoadBotics has developed a detailed, objective, and reliable pavement index that helps our users better prioritise maintenance”

The company also announced its data scientists are turning their latest research endeavours into 3D reconstruction for pavement management available in its research and development blog series.

 

Road assessment CSV files and custom tables are now fully exportable, making users’ road network data more accessible and able to be analysed off-platform.

RoadBotics started with an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) product capable of automatically assessing roadways that, the company reports, has enabled more than 250 governments worldwide to objectively manage their road networks.

 

Since then, it has expanded into additional government-focused solutions including video-logging, sidewalk assessments, and citizen engagement tools.

 

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