A DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY THAT ENABLES LOW COST REAL-TIME MONITORING OF ROAD PAVEMENT CONDITION BY ANY ORDINARY VEHICLE CIRCULATING ON THE ROAD, AND AUTOMATICALLY DESIGNS PLANS FOR PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

Año de inicio 2019
Organismo financiador COMISION DE LAS COMUNIDADES EUROPEA
Tipo de proyecto I+D COLAB. COMPETITIVA
Responsable científico Real Herráiz Julia Irene
Resumen Despite the huge public budget effort (6.000M¿/year) for road pavement maintenance, the European road network (5.5M km) is not in an acceptable condition. Current pavement maintenance strategies are mainly based on corrective maintenance which is an inefficient and costly approach, with negative impact on pavement service life and road safety, and also on the environment. In order to be able to implement a maintenance strategy based on preventive operations of much lower cost carried out at the optimal moment (predictive maintenance), it is necessary to have continuous and accurate information of the pavement condition, something that is not possible at present due to the high cost of current inspection services. PAV-DT is a disruptive technology that can be installed in any customer vehicle (e.g. public road administrators and concessionaires or construction companies on performance-based maintenance contracts) in order to convert these vehicles into a very low-cost real-time pavement inspection equipment through its ordinary circulation. Additionally, thanks to our advanced algorithm and a cloud-based platform, customers will be able to access the latest available information on the pavement condition at any moment and receive information on which maintenance actions are really required, and exactly where they should be applied and when is the best moment to deploy a truly cost-effective maintenance strategy.