Developing an Image Processing Technique-Applied Pothole Detector System to Improve Checkout Efficiency

Expressways in Hokkaido are managed by East Nippon Expressway Company Limited at its six offices. Coupled with an increasing extension of expressways, the office staff has generally undertaken checkout services at a longer distance on a per-office basis. Besides, the field checkout services need to be effectively and efficiently rendered by a limited number of personnel. Hokkaido, on the other hand, shows special meteorological characteristics in winter. The cold season has an atmospheric temperature at a degree centigrade below zero. And winter comes earlier and has a longer snowfall period than in the mainland Japan. Once snow has fallen, snowplow is essential to expressways here. Snowplow operations, however, inevitably rub the pavement surface, resulting in potholes. Expressways in Hokkaido have often found a lot of deformations of road surface. In early spring, an office may have as many as 600 potholes in its responsible coverage. To support checkout services and increase efficiency, the authors have developed an image processing technique-applied pothole detector system.This paper reports what the authors have studied about the usefulness of the pothole detector system while dealing with the findings in the authors studies to improve the pothole detection accuracy.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01689126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 14 2018 1:43PM