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Pot holes are estimated to cost £52 each to repair, with the total bill for England & Wales coming to £10 billion* and with utility companies digging up the roads to maintain their own networks; we all know as a driver how frustrating it can be driving around town. But what if you could monitor the condition of the roads you managed with artificial intelligence, without having to send out any additional vehicles on the road?

Over the past 18 months OS and Mobileye have collaborated to create RIACT, which uses an aftermarket ADAS safety unit that professionally crowdsources data about the built environment in the background while fleet vehicles are operating.

Installed into Utility and Local Authority service vehicles, the primary function is to prevent accidents and collisions, protecting the general public and staff while they carry out their duties.  However, with built in real-time, on-board processing of the camera feed using advanced AI, Ordnance Survey and Mobileye are capturing the location, and status of street assets and features wherever the vehicle travels, providing you with an update to date database of the potholes in your network for example. Plus by monitoring over running streetworks, local authorities can maximise permit fines, increasing revenue for the local authority.

*Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) puts the cost of repairing one pothole at £52 although damage in London is more expensive to fix than other areas of the UK. Last year, a study by the AIA put a price tag of almost £10billion on repairing every pothole in England and Wales.

About the speaker - John Cartledge, Business Development Manager, Ordnance Survey

I have 25 years Geospatial industry experience delivering new, innovative solutions in partnership with some of the world's biggest technology and platform suppliers.

These solutions range from hardware, platform and software development to planning and delivering channel to market strategy and campaign delivery.   End markets have included central and local government, energy and infrastructure, land and property, transport & distribution and evolving new technology arenas.

My current focus is applying new sensor technology, AI and ML developments to enable creation of new built environment status and mobility services.

Goals and Aspirations – to continue making the World a better, greener, safer, healthier place, step by step, through the application of geographic intelligence in the delivery of everything we do.