The solution aims to help cities, municipalities, road authorities, map providers, and commercial fleet owners better understand the state of roads, which can significantly improve road safety.
Road Damage Detection: Identifying Road Anomalies with AI
Bridgestone Road Conditions includes two solutions that help customers identify the location and severity of road damage, as well as visualize various road assets. The Road Damage Detection solution identifies road anomalies by analyzing anonymized and aggregated data from connected vehicles equipped with Webfleet’s fleet management solutions. Using sensors and vehicle data, the tool accurately determines the locations of road damage such as potholes, cracks, and patches.
The AI algorithm enables the severity of road damage to be defined, helping drivers and fleet owners reduce the risk of accidents, as well as prevent damage to tyres and vehicles. Cities and road authorities can use these insights for preventive maintenance and infrastructure planning.
Road Asset Visualisation: Providing Intelligence on Roads and Infrastructure
The Road Asset Visualisation solution provides intelligence on roads and infrastructure by analyzing multiple connected vehicle sensor and 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 anonymized data to the cloud for further analysis. Road assets and characteristics such as road signs, traffic lights, and lane markings can be visualized and flagged if they are damaged, vandalized or blocked by vegetation.
Bridgestone Road Conditions: A Fundamental Role in the Digital Transformation of Future Mobility
Bridgestone Mobility Solutions Vice President of Data Solutions, Raghunath Banerjee, said: “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 optimized traffic flow.”
He added that “these advanced data solutions will play a fundamental role in the digital transformation of future mobility, enabling the development of smart cities, mobility-as-a-service providers, as well as connected and autonomous vehicles.”
The Bridgestone E8 Commitment: Contributing to a More Sustainable and Safer Future of Mobility
Bridgestone Road Conditions is currently available in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. The Bridgestone E8 Commitment is a broad, global corporate commitment that defines the value Bridgestone promises to deliver to society, customers, and future generations in eight focus areas: Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease, and Empowerment.
Bridgestone Road Conditions provides Ease by bringing comfort and peace of mind to mobility life and Extension by committing to nonstop mobility and innovation that keeps people and the world moving ahead.