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Road Health, powered by NIRA Dynamics, is now available in select European markets. In our latest webinar, our team of experts unpacked precisely how the solution’s real-time insights can help those regions when it comes to proactively maintaining roads and keeping communities safe. You can tune into the webinar, which includes some powerful demos, here.
If you want a summary of the discussion, here are some key takeaways from the webinar:
Conditions on roadways across some of Europe's most traveled metropolitan areas are very poor, leading to big problems. According to reports, ~16% of major roads in France and Spain are in poor condition, and other countries are not fairing much better. Poor road health is not only a headache to repair from a cost perspective but can also be detrimental to safety. As a result, it can negatively impact everything from emergency response and commuting times to car maintenance costs and carbon emissions.
Many government agencies need help getting reliable insight into conditions across their road networks. These insights include which roads are deteriorating, how fast, and which are causing the most dangerous driving situations. Often organizations rely on community reports or sending manual crews out to inspect segments of roadways – a costly and error-prone endeavor – to understand where to prioritize maintenance. Laser scanning vehicles, which measure cracks to understand road surfaces, can be a useful addition to traditional methods, but they are costly to run, limited in the information they can provide, and still require time-intensive manual labor.
As more and more cars on the roadways are connected, new data sources have become available to help governments across the world better understand exactly how vehicles are moving throughout their road systems and where maintenance is required. Solutions like Road Health, which aggregates data insights across roads, let governments analyze patterns in journeys, incidents, and congestion to shift from reactive to proactive road safety and make more informed infrastructure decisions.
Using data to proactively understand which roads are deteriorating, at which rate, and how travel is being impacted goes far beyond just helping governments make more informed and cost-effective decisions. With real-time data, governments can detect road damages early, making changes before they become severe. That proactivity is instrumental in saving lives, demonstrating a commitment to safety, and improving public perception of government agencies.
Ready to deliver faster, smarter, and safer journeys with proactive, data-driven road maintenance programs? Learn more about Wejo Road Health here.