Pittsburgh-based company introduces road inspection technology to French Creek group

Every year municipal governments find themselves confronted by roads that need repaving and limited budgets with which to address the problem. Technology developed in Pittsburgh that provides concrete data for prioritizing the roads in need of repair could be hitting the pavement in Crawford County’s future construction seasons.

Representatives of RoadBotics, a start-up launched out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2016, gave a presentation on the company’s road inspection technology during the French Creek Council of Governments quarterly meeting Thursday.

“You can use this data to make all your plans,” Product Manager Nikhil Ranga said of the system that uses vehicle-mounted cameras to collect images of every inch of roads in a given municipality.