At present, technology is an indispensable tool and it acquires special importance during the execution of the survey tasks. For this reason, and in order to reduce the time and risks involved in manual methods, AC&A developed the Intelligent Pavement Vision (IPV) software, which allows the automated analysis of cracks and potholes in the evaluation of the condition of road and airport pavements.
The software was developed using Artificial Intelligence techniques, based on high-quality georeferenced images, and a specifically designed proprietary algorithm. With this instrument of national origin it is possible to calculate and parametrize pavement failures which, contrasted to the standard catalog, allows to define parameters D3 and D4 of the methodology of the National Roads Administration (DNV) of Argentina. It is also used for the determination of the Pavement Condition and Present Serviceability Indexes.
The IPV was developed under the contract for the preparation of the Multi-Annual Investment and Maintenance Plans of the provincial road networks of Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán and Santiago del Estero. This agreement, managed by National Roads and financed by the World Bank, involved the analysis of the condition of over 10,000 kilometers of paved roads in a relatively limited period of time. It was also used by our company in other contracts, such as those signed with Autopistas Urbanas SA (AUSA), Autopistas del Sol and Autopistas del Oeste.
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