Pothole mapping with mobile phones

In Massachusetts, the Boston municipality’s Public Works department is using new tech to try to solve an age-old problem, lazy city workers. Well they arent actually trying to solve that, they’re not dreamers, but they are taking the fluorescent yellowish-green guy out of the loop. Street Bump is a mobile app designed to use the accelerometer in smartphones to “feel” the turbulent little bastards as you go over them automatically syncing to the GPS and sending the information back to the local authorities. I recently got a letter from a lady friend out there about the dire need for people to drive around and flew out there to help with the tests. The data I collected showed a massive need for road work on the intersection of her bedroom and kitchen.

[BostonGlobe]

This entry was written by CatastroFUCK and published on February 11, 2011 at 10:45 AM. It’s filed under Digital Wonderland and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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