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Video: Science to Reveal How Long Highway Construction Should Actually Take

September 25, 2019 - in Sensors, Technology, Transportation, Videos

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) tasked a team of Purdue University engineers with collecting data on concrete maturity through select highway patching and paving projects. The team will use the data to provide a new evidence-based recommendation…

Video: State DOTs Leading the Evolution of Drones

March 29, 2018 - in Sensors, Technology, Transportation, Videos

In this Transportation TV News Special Report, Building Highways in the Sky: State DOTs Leading the Evolution of Drones learn about a March 2018 survey…

Minneapolis’ Autonomous Infrastructure: Drones

February 1, 2018 - in Sensors, Technology, Videos

Minnesota is tapping drones to improve safety inspections for its aging bridges.

Tide-Triggered Tremors Give Clues for Earthquake Prediction

July 25, 2016 - in Sensors, Technology

The triggering of small, deep earthquakes along California’s San Andreas Fault reveals depth-dependent frictional behavior that may provide insight into patterns signaling when a major quake could be on the horizon, according to a paper released this week…

RIEGL Laser Scanners Used in Forensics and Accident Reconstruction

July 21, 2016 - in Sensors, Technology

The use of the RIEGL terrestrial laser scanners, combined with RiSOLVE, is optimized for accident collision investigations. The state of the art hardware and software can be used to rapidly collect evidence at the scene of collisions, which helps to reduce…

Augmenting Drone Videos could Facilitate Construction Monitoring

March 7, 2016 - in Feature, Featured, Sensors

Augmented reality is a fascinating technology that could change the way we live and interact with the world that surrounds us. Unfortunately, we don’t see many good applications of AR in engineering yet, partly because achieving good visual integration of…

Infrastructure Innovation: Developing Creative AEC Solutions with Drones

June 5, 2015 - in Column, Sensors

Drones are one of the technologies most likely to really “take off” and have a significant impact on our industry. Whether referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), remotely piloted aircraft, robots or drones, they’re…

Reality Computing Goes Underground with Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-destructive method for locating and mapping underground objects by transmitting high-frequency radio signals into the ground that bounce back when they hit a buried object or a boundary between different material types.…

Caltrans Adds Intelligence with the I-80 Integrated Mobility (ICM) Project

August 5, 2014 - in Projects, Roads, Sensors, Transportation

The Interstate 80 Integrated Corridor Mobility (ICM) project will bring innovative congestion relief and safety improvements to the I-80 corridor from the Carquinez Bridge to the Bay Bridge. The project is expected to reduce the impacts of both commute and…

As Intelligent Cars Take Off, Regulation Looms

June 20, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

The past four years have brought innovation beyond anything we could have ever imagined, and nowhere have we seen this change more than in our cars. The development of intelligent vehicle technologies is bringing wireless connectivity and the Internet on the…