Identifying Road Artefacts with Mobile Devices

  • Marcin BadurowiczEmail author
  • Jerzy Montusiewicz
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 538)


In this paper, the concept of monitoring the state of roads by means of standard mobile devices (smartphones) is discussed. Using motion data from the device’s sensors - accelerometer, gyroscope, compass - and in coordination with the current location from the Global Positioning System devices, it is possible to track and log any abnormal motion which may signal possible road infrastructure problems. The authors describe the software solution created to gather motion data, as well as the results of an experiment with a real-life car and real roads in different conditions. A pilot study carried out allows to test a developed application which provides precise localization of the artefacts occurring on the road.


Road pavement Potholes Vertical acceleration Accelerometer GPS 



Marcin Badurowicz is a participant of the project: “Qualifications for the labour market - employer friendly university”, cofinanced by European Union from European Social Fund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceLublin University of TechnologyLublinPoland

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