MIT’s CARBIN app* allows drivers to measure road quality and sustainability factors in their area. The app is available through either the Apple Store for iPhones and the Google Play Store for Android phones.
Recent improvements in the app have enhanced this automatized system, which can be easily used to extract information on the quality of roads and their environmental impact at the city, state, or country scale. In related news, MIT is reminding users using to place their phones in a stable position before they start driving.
After using the app, be sure to check the results from your data inputs, as well as others who are contributing to this project by visiting: www.fixmyroad.us.
The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) also has a videotaped presentation on the “Fix My Road” initiative, including details about the “Carbin” smartphone app, a crowd-sourced tool that is building an ever-increasing amount of information about the condition of the world’s highways and roads. Click here to view.
* Please note: MIT will not collect your personnel information; the app “sees” each phone only as an anonymous, randomly assigned number that cannot be linked to any personal data.