3/11/11

Pothole Patrol


Potholes go hand-in-hand with springtime in Pittsburgh. But thanks to a new project at Carnegie Mellon, you can do something about it. And we’re not suggesting you fill it yourself.

Simply snap a photo of a pothole and upload it to Facebook.

Thanks to the Road Damage Assessment System (RODAS) Project, the photos are linked to their location on a map. It’s a way for community members to monitor potholes and alert government agencies of their existence.

The RODAS Project is headed by Robert Strauss, professor of economics and public policy in CMU's Heinz College and Takeo Kanade, professor of robotics and computer science.

Read more on cmu.edu.

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