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"Data is the New Asphalt": Why Colorado Decided to Become an Early Smart Pavement Tester

May 31, 2018View for printing

Tim Sylvester, the CEO and president of Kansas City, Mo.-based Integrated Roadways, thinks his startup company's "smart pavement" -- bristling with sensors and the latest fiber-optic and wireless technology -- could be a lifesaver

The technology is part of the burgeoning Internet of Things, or IoT, sector, a wave that involves autonomous vehicles, so-called smart cities infrastructure and intelligent roads that not only can identify and warn drivers of hazardous conditions and sharp curves ahead but also provide an interconnectedness that is increasingly widespread.

"The eventual goal is to relieve the burden from the public of paying for road improvements and shift it to commercial enterprises,"

by John Aguilar, The Denver Post

http://www.govtech.com/fs/Data-is-th ... Tester.html

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