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Vaisala and Yotta join forces to help UK councils make faster and smarter use of road condition data

By Eric Van Rees - 18th May 2021 - 14:58

Yotta, the global connected asset management and services provider, has partnered with Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements, to enable UK councils to collect accurate high-quality data from across their highways network much faster than before and use it to make more intelligent decisions about the future of their roads.

The two companies are delivering a combined solution to councils. This solution features Vaisala’s RoadAI product and Yotta’s asset management software solutions, Horizons and Alloy. Vaisala’s RoadAI uses high-quality video data and computer vision to assess highway conditions quickly and accurately. Yotta’s Horizons and Alloy then interpret the data and use it to provide rapid insight into future planning and maintenance needs.

UK councils and highway authorities can use Vaisala’s technology to replace their existing road condition survey methodologies which are much slower to collect data and may be inconsistent and subjective. RoadAI enables data collection across highway networks quickly and easily, whilst maintaining quality.

Ben Brown, Head of Road Asset Management at Vaisala, said: “Our joint solution allows clients to cover much more of their network than a conventional survey. This means they can compress the programme time. So, instead of having to plan to undertake a data collection one year, and then wait to receive the results, interpret them, and think about carrying out maintenance the following year, they can do the data collection and develop the plan in weeks and even carry out the maintenance programme, all within the same season.”

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