Easy street: How we can use AI for infrastructure maintenance

While admittedly more technical solutions are available for assessing road surfaces, including inspection vehicles that use combinations of RADAR, high-definition cameras and LiDAR, these methods often come at a steep cost in terms of money and labor, a cost that dramatically limits the frequency of use and, for smaller municipalities, the affordability.

RoadBotics takes the view that still-better-than-good-enough data fidelity, extreme ease of use and vanishingly small implementation cost makes for a powerful tool for roadway managers to use in maintaining a high road surface and roadway quality. “It’s cutting-edge technology. This has brought us up to the next level,” said Richard Albert, director of public works in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.