A quick post to highlight the work of Boston (USA) in their quest to identify and fix potholes. They have developed an Android App called ‘streetbump‘ which automatically records the location of road bumps…as you drive. No more crowdsourcing!
In my opinion, automation is overlooked in the toolbox of deficit reduction. For example,most local authorities still have routine lightbulb replacement schemes whereas they could use solid state lighting to report when a street-light is broken.
Time to build a blog-robot 😉