How smartphones can make our roads safer

An Infrastructure News article.

Motorists with smartphones could help maintain road quality by sending ‘crowdsourced’ data from their mobiles that would allow engineers to assess when repairs are needed, according to a new study by the University of Birmingham.

Road roughness is an important measure of condition and ride quality, but many agencies around the world with large road networks lack the resources to regularly check the state of their highways and make informed maintenance decisions.

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