Don’t Settle For Status QuoThe analysis of roadway asset conditions is expensive, inconsistent and incomplete. Current methodologies typically include manual data collection with inconsistent, subjective data entry and assessment. Furthermore, staff driving vehicles slowly and physically walking to measure road characteristics is dangerous. Do to the labor and time intensive approach, not all roadways are assessed and the ones that are may only be assessed every three years. This lack of data has a negative impact on understanding current roadway conditions as well as understanding how, why and when roads deteriorate. Lack of data compounds the interdependent problems of increased traffic accidents, deteriorating roadway conditions and limited resources. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), annually, motor vehicle traffic fatalities claim roughly 38,000 lives, injure four million people and cost hundreds of billions of dollars in medical expenses, property damage and lost productivity in the United States. 94% of accidents are user error caused by decaying roadway infrastructure, distracted driving and inappropriate responses. According to the USDOT the poor state of US roadways is a major contributing factor in accidents. In fact, US roadway infrastructure received a D+ rating in a recent American Society of Civil Engineers report which also stated that the poor roads have led to an increase in traffic fatalities.
The Road Triage SolutionRoadways and transportation assets are highly subject to wear and tear, that’s a given. But what most people don’t know is that the condition of these assets is dependent on less than ideal data collection and assessment methodologies, which are currently, a “problem”. Lidar generates good data but is very expensive. Manual data collection and assessments are subjective, inconsistent, expensive, and hazardous to field staff. Either way, only some of the roads are being assessed, leaving large gaps in the data. To solve the problem Robocist has developed Road Triage, software that uses proprietary artificial intelligence to provide comprehensive, objective, pavement, line, and sign (coming soon) assessments that are less expensive and better than current manual methodologies. Conditions of roads and transportation assets are cataloged and analyzed using fleet-sourced data collection with windshield mounted cellphones. Assessments can be done on all roads on a monthly or quarterly basis. Therefore, data is current, comprehensive, consistent, and free from human errors. And data collection doesn’t require anyone leaving the safety of their vehicle. A pilot program completed for the North Carolina Department of Transportation demonstrated that not only is Road Triage superior to manual methods, but it can potentially save roughly $20 million over the next decade if implemented state-wide. Better data at roughly half the cost is why users such as the former Secretary of the NCDOT called Road Triage a “game changer”. Sign up for a demo today by emailing us at RoadTriage@Robocist.com.
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