How Next Gen Tech Tools are Changing Road Maintenance

RoadBotics, a startup out of Carnegie Mellon University, focuses on monitoring the status of roads before emergency crews are needed to patch and repair. Users mount smartphones against the vehicle’s windshield with the camera facing out, drive the roads up and down, and gather detailed video of street conditions and signage. The camera, which captures 30 frames per second, provides more than enough information necessary for road maintenance crews and public works departments to identify and monitor which streets will need maintenance.