Pothole information from the cloud

Pothole information from the cloud
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Never again with full speed into an unseen pothole: Jaguar Land Rover is researching a technology that will allow vehicles to identify location and severity of potholes and similar obstacles on the road. The innovation however lies in the way this information is used: The car shares its findings through a cloud-based warning system.
By eeNews Europe

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The goal of JLR’s project is enabling the vehicles to identify location and severity not only of potholes but likewise of broken drains and manhole covers. The data then are shared in rea-time with other vehicles and with road authorities to help them prioritise their repairs. The system uses mobile radio technology for the communication, not the WiFi derivative IEEE 802.11p, also known as DSRC. For research purposes, the company has equipped a Range Rover Evoque with the sensors, cameras and data processing gear.

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