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How can your car make roads safer?

UC joins Honda and ODOT to show how cars can collect data to prioritize road improvements

UC Cincinnati

By Michael Miller

November 20, 2023

Every driver has cringed after hitting a pothole hard, hoping the car wouldn’t steer differently or make any worrisome new sounds. But what if your own car could report that pothole to the people who fix them? The University of Cincinnati will work with Honda Motor Co., infrastructure engineering firm Parsons Corp., consulting firm i-Probe and the Ohio Department of Transportation to demonstrate that new cars can evaluate roads. “We are very excited to be part of this effort to help ODOT in achieving their mission of providing a transportation infrastructure that is safe, accessible, well maintained and positioned for the future.” said Munir Nazzal, professor of civil engineering in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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