The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) will present a one-hour webinar to provide an update on 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.  Scheduled for  Thursday, September 26, at 10 a.m. (CDT) | 11 a.m.  (EDT),  the webinar is called, “The Carbin App: Cutting CO2 Emissions and Monitoring the Performance of our Roads.”

The webinar will be hosted by CSHub research assistant Jake Roxon. The webinar will include an update on the Carbin app, including recent improvements that have created an 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.  The webinar is free of charge, but registration is required.  Click here for details and to register for the webinar.

Did you know you can contribute to this project?  To start, download MIT’s CARBIN app,* which is available through either the Apple Store for iPhones and the Google Play Store for Android phones.  See the results from your data inputs, as well as others who are contributing to this project by visiting: www.fixmyroad.us.  

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Illustration shows quality of US roads, one of three data sets found on www.fixmyroad.us, the MIT CSHub’s website that shows the condition of highways and roads.  In addition to overall quality, the website also shows environmental impact and road roughness.

* 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.