Pavement Distress Detection Using Conventional Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle LiDAR

In Montreal, pavement distresses are causing serious problem to the road network with more than half of the road considered in a bad and a very bad shape. Many pavement inspection methods are developed in order to inspect, detect, locate, and classify pavement distresses; however, these methods are not efficient in term of time, cost, and accuracy. In our project, we aim to develop a new approach in detecting, classifying, and locating pavement distresses using conventional unmanned autonomous vehicle LiDAR. This approach will create a new platform involving large number of vehicles equipped with LiDAR in detecting pavement distresses with no extra cost, less time, and more detection accuracy than the traditional methods.

Nizar Tarabay
Faculty Supervisor: 
Maarouf Saad
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