On Pothole Patrol in South Jackson

One of the tools Montgomery used to its advantage was RoadBotics, a road-survey product that uses artificial intelligence to evaluate road conditions for local governments and organizations responsible for maintaining roads. RoadBotics assessed the road every 10 feet, took photos, and showed engineers areas where the pavement was in bad condition, he said.

“It was a great tool for us. We had about $15 million dollars of streets that were in disrepair, and we knew we didn’t have enough money to rank those streets. RoadBotics provided that,” he said.

#At RoadBotics, certified technicians collect images using smartphones mounted to the windshield of a car. These photos are analyzed by the company’s artificial intelligence that rates the images on a scale of one to five, with one being in good condition and five being roads that need immediate repair.