The title of the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub’s (CS Hub’s) next webinar poses both a challenge and a question.

“Fix My Road:  What can YOU do (with your smartphone) to make OUR Infrastructure Great Again while addressing Climate Change?” will propose a new, crowdsourced way to assess the state of infrastructure.

Using acceleration data from a smartphone mounted inside of a vehicle, MIT researchers say they have developed a method to assess road roughness properties. This method can also be used to map the aggregated excess fuel consumption, associated environmental footprint, and “health” impact due to these road conditions, they say. 

The 1-hour webinar is offered at no cost and is scheduled for 11 a.m. (EST) on February 28. Registration is required for all participants. Click here to register for the webinar. The webinar will be presented by Dr. Franz-Josef Ulm, MIT Professor, and Faculty Director of the Concrete Sustainability Hub.  The webinar was developed collaboratively by the researchers at the CS Hub and several other universities.