Bridgestone Mobility Solutions has introduced Bridgestone Road Conditions, a solutions portfolio which provides valuable insights into the condition and safety of road surfaces, using aggregated and anonymised data from Webfleet-connected vehicles.
The Road Damage Detection solution identifies road anomalies by analysing data gathered from connected vehicles. Using sensors and vehicle data, this unique tool accurately determines the locations of road damage, such as potholes, cracks and patches. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm enables the severity of road damage to be defined, helping drivers and fleet owners reduce the risk of accidents, as well as preventing damage to tyres and vehicles. Cities and road authorities can also utilise these insights for preventive maintenance and infrastructure planning.
A second option of a Road Asset Visualisation solution provides intelligence on roads and infrastructur,e by analysing multiple connected vehicle sensors, as well as camera data. Vehicle-mounted cameras use Edge AI capabilities to process data directly on the device in real time, ensuring data privacy by uploading only anonymised data to the cloud for further analysis. This way, road assets and characteristics such as road signs, traffic lights and lane markings can be visualised and flagged if they are damaged, vandalised or blocked by vegetation.
Raghunath Banerjee, Vice President of Data Solutions at Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, comments, “Bridgestone Road Conditions can help increase road safety and comfort by providing real-time data insights on road damage that allow preventive road maintenance, infrastructure planning and optimised traffic flow. These advanced data solutions will play a fundamental role in the digital transformation of future mobility, enabling development of smart cities, mobility-as-a-service providers as well as connected and autonomous vehicles.”
Bridgestone Road Conditions is currently available in Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, UK and Austria.