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Hate potholes Google may have a solution for that

Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 27 Aug 2015

Google has submitted a patent for the monitoring and reporting of road quality. The patent describes a system that makes use of sensors and GPs to identify poor road surfaces and provide routes that avoid potholes etc.

On the face of it the idea is a simple one but if you've ever suffered a puncture or wrecked wheel due to a pothole then this could prove very useful. The only issue I foresee is that the UK's roads are now so littered with potholes that finding an alternative route may prove difficult!

Source: freepatentsonline.com

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Posted by DennisN on Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:51 pm Reply with quote

Uses a system of sensors - does that mean I report them when I drop into a pothole and wreck my vehicle, I wonder? Fire up my App and press a button?


If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

Posted by Cunninar on Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:10 am Reply with quote

Will have to leave the car parked in the driveway in Herne Bay then! Kent highways - atrocious.

Posted by norm2002 on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:15 am Reply with quote

In the meantime, they could adopt Panama's way of dealing with potholes seen here.


Posted by K13ehr on Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:32 am Reply with quote

Interesting video though


Posted by gsmith99 on Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:36 am Reply with quote

So, if you're driving, see the pothole and steer to avoid it, how do they know there's a pothole?
Unless you can press a button to send the information to them...

Posted by K13ehr on Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:01 pm Reply with quote

I assume it auto sends it by wifi, not all countries are backward like us :D :D :D

Posted by boilerbill on Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:55 am Reply with quote

Just got back from there and I have never seen or ridden on such a mismash of potholes, small sink holes, failed surfaces, crushed road foundations, steel plates and the like in all my 68 years!

The original Happysnapper

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