Australia’s Sydney all set to use AI technology to repair bumpy roads

By Pranali Mehta  | Date: 2022-07-14

Australia’s Sydney all set to use AI technology to repair bumpy roads

New South Wales (NSW) has declared the deployment of a latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that will revolutionize and automate the way the state’s roads are repaired and maintained.

As per reports, the recently announced venture will receive funds worth USD 1.96 million (2.9 million Australian dollars) trial from Asset AI- an AI firm which will set-up sensors on 32 public buses with routes throughout greater Sydney.

Notably, the sensors make use of the Artificial Intelligence to combine regional weather conditions and visual data to foresee the deterioration rate in the roads of the city. This would imply that in theory it will be able to inform the maintenance team prior to the traffic risks posed by potholes or other road damages.

Victor Dominello, Minister for Digital Government and Customer Service, New South Wales highlighted the prevalence of potholes or cracks on roads.

Victor claimed that with the assistance of smart technology, the team will be able anticipate damages, reorganize maintenance, and get better results on time.

According to credible sources,  the road defects and damages, presently, depend on reports coming from the residents.  However, in months of heavy rainfall in Sydney, roads get damaged at a much faster rate, bringing adequate  observation.

Khal Asfour, Mayor, Canterbury Bankstown located in the south-west area of Sydney stated that the Artificial Intelligence technology has already assisted them in improvising road safety in the area.

Asfour revealed that the team conducts the audit of roads in every 4 years, accounting for a huge amount of money. However, through this technology, they will be able to do it on a weekly basis.

It has also been reported that the technology will let the pothole heatmaps to be collected throughout the city, pointing out the areas in the most urgent need for repair.

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A chemical engineer by qualification, Pranali Mehta has dutifully walked down the slated path and worked in the chemicals industry for a year. Her passion for writing however, pushed her into experimenting with the same as a career. With over three years of experience...

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