Recently, even the road industry has been involved in an evolutionary process, inspired by the novel ‘Industry 4.0’. This transition moves the attention towards big-data and Internet of Things concepts, determining novel data flows and relevant management efforts. In smart roads, modern instrumented vehicles and networks of sensors will provide frequent helpful measures (traffic, weather, condition, accidents, mechanical performance, etc.), with reduced efforts and costs. However, this process is currently at the preliminary phases and several issues raise. Since the management and elaboration of huge amounts of data represent a relevant novel issue, in this study, an original web platform for collection and analysis of road performance data is proposed. This platform can acquire and process several data classes and support maintenance activity planning. This paper focuses on pavement maintenance, to provide a reliable decision support tool for road agencies, alternatively feedable by modern survey equipment and, in future, widespread sensors (when effective smart road sensors are installed on the main highways). The platform has been tested, in a preliminary form, on an existing motorway, considering high-performance survey systems data, with interesting and positive results.

A web platform for the management of road survey and maintenance information: A preliminary step towards smart road management systems

Bosurgi, Gaetano
Primo
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Bruneo, Dario
Secondo
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De Vita, Fabrizio;Pellegrino, Orazio
Penultimo
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Sollazzo, Giuseppe
Ultimo
2021-01-01

Abstract

Recently, even the road industry has been involved in an evolutionary process, inspired by the novel ‘Industry 4.0’. This transition moves the attention towards big-data and Internet of Things concepts, determining novel data flows and relevant management efforts. In smart roads, modern instrumented vehicles and networks of sensors will provide frequent helpful measures (traffic, weather, condition, accidents, mechanical performance, etc.), with reduced efforts and costs. However, this process is currently at the preliminary phases and several issues raise. Since the management and elaboration of huge amounts of data represent a relevant novel issue, in this study, an original web platform for collection and analysis of road performance data is proposed. This platform can acquire and process several data classes and support maintenance activity planning. This paper focuses on pavement maintenance, to provide a reliable decision support tool for road agencies, alternatively feedable by modern survey equipment and, in future, widespread sensors (when effective smart road sensors are installed on the main highways). The platform has been tested, in a preliminary form, on an existing motorway, considering high-performance survey systems data, with interesting and positive results.
2021
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