RoadSense: Smartphone Application to Estimate Road Conditions using Accelerometer and Gyroscope
Ref: CISTER-TR-170511 Publication Date: 2017
RoadSense: Smartphone Application to Estimate Road Conditions using Accelerometer and GyroscopeRef: CISTER-TR-170511 Publication Date: 2017
Monitoring the road condition has acquired a critical significance during recent years. There are different reasons behind broadening research on this field: to start with, it will guarantee safety and comfort to different road users; second, smooth streets will cause less damage to the car. Our motivation is to create a real-time Android Application RoadSense that automatically predicts the quality of the road based on tri-axial accelerometer and gyroscope, show the road location trace on a geographic map using GPS and save all recorded workout entries. C4.5 Decision tree classifier is applied on training data to classify road segments and to build our model. Our experimental results show consistent accuracy of 98.6%. Using this approach, we expect to visualize a road quality map of a selected region. Hence, we can provide constructive feedback to drivers and local authorities. Besides, Road Manager can benefit from this system to evaluate the state of their road network and make a checkup on road construction projects, whether they meet or not the required quality.
Published in IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE, Volume 17, Issue 13, pp 4231-4238.