CMU-developed app assesses road damage at lower cost than PennDOT tech

The city of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University are working together to employ technology to find rugged roadways for repair. Christoph Mertz, senior project scientist in CMU’s Robotics Institute, is developing a computer program to detect potholes, cracks and other irregularities in roads. Mounted on the windshield of a car, a camera captures images of the street and measures the severity of potholes and cracks.