Northeastern University team trying to curb Boston’s pothole problem
NECN - 03/18/2015
A gold van could be a goldmine for Boston-area commuters driving on roads filled with potholes.
“It helps us to identify potholes and bumps and depressions and other types of distresses,” David Vines, a Northeastern PhD student, said.
Vines and the van are part of the Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors, or VOTERS vehicle, created by Northeastern University students for a class project.
It’s a prototype that could help report potholes on roads impacted by a record-breaking winter