Cyclomedia's Road Surface Analysis: Fast and accurate analysis of every roadway lane
Imagine Transportation and Public Works departments no longer needing to complete cumbersome, lengthy, and confusing PCI studies to register road and pavement defects.
Instead, visualize these inspections being completed with artificial intelligence using high resolution street level imagery and LiDAR that provides the severity, extent, and classification of each individual defect and provides a rapid ASTM based PCI and OCI score – all automated from a workstation.
Benefits of Cyclomedia's Road Surface Analysis technology
- Provides public critical data to prioritize which streets will receive pavement
- Accurate determination of size and position
- Training by experienced road inspectors
- Uniform, objective and constant
- Mileage limitation
An Objective Analysis of Road Conditions
It makes perfect sense to have a computer inspect road surface damages, as 'on-site' inspections are completely subjective and take an incredible amount of time and money to perform. By training AI to detect road damages and their severity, we can move from a subjective scoring to an objective one, free from human error- this is exactly what Cyclomedia has accomplished with our RSA product.
To do this, we added the knowledge and years of experience belonging to the Arcadis road inspectors to our RSA algorithm. The algorithm was trained with the RSA data collected by the inspectors, resulting in an AI driven, single set of eyes which looks objectively at each individual road defect, year after year. The AI technology will be used to create a road inspection that is in line with the most common methodologies, such as ASTM 6433 –07 (Standard Practice for Roads and Parking Lots Pavement Condition Index Surveys - American Society for Testing and Materials) and PASER (Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating system ) in the US.
Accountability in respect to your pavement preservation plan
To build a successful multi-year pavement preservation plan, high-quality, multi-year datasets are needed. The RSA product can be produced after every capture done by Cyclomedia. And because the same algorithms will be scanning the same type of imagery from year to year, the data can be compared over time, providing the needed output to prove the pavement strategy is resulting in an overall improved pavement quality.The data will be transparent and can be shared with citizens to assure them that budgets are being spent in the most optimal way.
By fixing roads that are just beginning to degrade, total pavement life is extended, thus maximizing the value of each dollar spent on the roads. Another important benefit of the pavement preservation approach is that it enables the preservation of four to ten times more streets than if resources were used to fixing the ‘bad’ roads first, since the treatment cost to preserve ‘good’ roads is substantially less. An overall increased PCI scoring based on high-quality data will prove the strategy is working.
Past Webinars: "Road Surface Analysis for Smart Cities"
Watch the recordings of our RSA Webinars to:
- Get a high-level introduction to Cyclomedia's Road Surface Analysis product
- Learn how our unique collaboration between industry leaders results in a transformational product for our clients
- Learn how our RSA product can help a Smart City move towards a long term pavement preservation approach