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Intelligent Pothole Detection and Road Condition Assessment

In the U.S., road-related conditions are a factor in 22,000 of the 42,000 traffic fatalities each year.Although we often complain about bad roads, we have no way to detect or report them at scale.
222M
People Impacted
$ 200B
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Nature and Context

A key reason for poor road conditions is the information gap between the public, who travel on bad roads, and civic agencies, which are in charge of road repairs. To bridge this gap, technology could be used to sense and classify road conditions and potholes in real-time This kind of system leverages the public’s road experience to inform civic authorities about roads that need repair.

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