Northeastern engineers go looking for potholes
Boston Globe - 03/17/2015
Most Boston-area drivers will spend the next couple of months dodging the craters left behind by our brutal winter. But a team of engineers at Northeastern University will go looking for them, in a large white van.
Crammed with GPS, radar, digital cameras, and microphones, this truck is equipped to detect and record every pothole and pavement crack, just by driving down the street. The Northeastern engineers are pitching the system to municipal governments as a much faster, more complete system to catalog road conditions and to prioritize repairs.