Smartphone-Based Weather & Infrastructure Monitoring

Snow accumulation and deterioration of infrastructure like potholes, damaged traffic signs or loss of retro-reflectivity of line paintings are examples of road safety concerns that need to be communicated to operation or maintenance within a short (minutes) to medium (weeks) time frame. The listed concerns have in common that they can be observed from within a vehicle. The project proposes to use smartphones mounted on the windshield of vehicles to capture images of the road, analyze them and transfer the data to a central location. The host vehicles could be ones that already traverse the area of interest for other purposes, e.g. snowplows, buses or garbage trucks. The proposed system would be much more timely, comprehensive, and cost effective than current methods.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $25000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTRT12GUTG11

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Carnegie Mellon University

      Pittsburgh, PA  United States 

      Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

      Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
    • Project Managers:

      Ehrlichman, Courtney

    • Principal Investigators:

      Mertz, Christoph

    • Start Date: 20140101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 36284

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01518734
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTG11
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 21 2014 1:00AM