City of Savannah using new technology to better assess road conditions

The city of Savannah is using new technology to assess roadway conditions.

Partnering with a company called “Roadbotics,” the city hopes to cut costs and time as they improve the roads. We rode along with the co- owner of the company to see how it works.

“Lots of people will complain about potholes. Potholes are an enormous issue,” said Ben Schmidt, co-founder of Roadbotics, as he used the technology on a downtown Savannah street. “This is an asphalt road, so you can see some of the cracking that’s happening on both sides of it.”

The company “Roadbotics,” takes a smartphone and puts it in the dashboard of a car.