Maintenance of roads and streets is a vital part of the long-term care of our transport infrastructure. As technology evolves, so too do the methods used for road maintenance. One significant new trend is the integration of image data into digital road and street maintenance management solutions. In this blog, we briefly discuss how this new technology works and why it is important.
How does it work?
The integration of images into digital road maintenance management is based on the need to combine two powerful features. One is the real situation understanding created by the images of the target, and the second is the observations and conclusions made by professionals from the target's images. New technologies also enable AI-based image analysis. However, nothing beats the observations made by professionals based on years of experience from the subject. With the new image management solution, professional observations can be directly integrated into operations management, for example as work orders, deviation observations, etc.
Why is it important?
Technology allows for a new way to manage and operate road maintenance efficiently, saving time and money. Instead of road users and maintenance staff noticing damage, it can now be detected in time and repaired before it causes bigger problems or safety risks. In addition, technology today allows for the combination of professional expertise and the efficiency brought by AI, so that situation analysis leads to faster and more precise actions.
The new integration of image data into digital road maintenance management solutions is a significant step forward in road maintenance. It not only makes the maintenance of roads and streets more cost-effective, but it also improves traffic and workplace safety. This is just one example of how technological development enables changes in traditional industries and enhances their operating models. Autori is proud to be part of this change and continues to develop innovations for its customers.