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SRS goes to cloud!

You may have already noticed but… just in case we would like to remark that we have big plans for our project!

Right now only who drives on the italian road network can use SmartRoadSense. Well, a few weeks ago we started to wondering how to make our platform available even from other countries.

Days ago we took the first bold step: we moved our entire platform to Marche Cloud, the cloud service of the Regione Marche (they are also a partner in our international project C4Rs).

What does it mean? It means that we now have all the computing power that we need to receive and process data from other countries!

 

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SmartRoadSense, reloaded!

The new and improved SmartRoadSense 3.0 is now ready, right on time for the holiday season, both for Apple iOS and Google Android..

The original SmartRoadSense app for Android was released in February 2015 and has been on the road for months, achieving almost 25.000 kms of tracked roads thanks to our beta-testers and early adopters!

In the meantime, the SmartRoadSense team has been feverishly working both on our infrastructure, the road quality measurement system and, of course, the mobile application.

Follow the links below to start sensing right away from your smartphone.

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SmartRoadSense 3.0 has been rewritten from the ground up, and includes the following new features:

  • At first launch, a short tutorial with guided setup (including an accelerometer calibration step) is displayed.
  • Vehicle type and anchorage type can be specified for each
    recording to improve data quality and aggregation accuracy.
  • Improved and more efficient opportunistic background upload (uses less data and consumes less power).
  • Fixed GPS location tracking and suspension detection (if you forget turning off the app, it will stop recording automatically).
  • Several stability improvements.

Let us know what you think here through the comments and leave a 5★ review on the store to support the project. We are eager to hear from you.

Happy road-sensing!

Impressions from the Crowd4roads press conference

Some pictures taken during the press conference of the Crowd4Roads European project in Urbino.

The <b>SmartRoadSense</b> team: Alessandro Bogliolo, Antonio Esposito, Andrea Seraghiti, Lorenz Cuno Klopfenstein, Michele Sorcinelli, Brendan Paolini, Saverio Delpriori, Alberto Carini, Valerio Freschi, Emanuele Lattanzi.
The SmartRoadSense team: Alessandro Bogliolo, Antonio Esposito, Andrea Seraghiti, Lorenz Cuno Klopfenstein, Michele Sorcinelli, Brendan Paolini, Saverio Delpriori, Alberto Carini, Valerio Freschi, Emanuele Lattanzi.

Crowd4roads: the European Project

The sharing economy is to provide a sizable contribution to the sustainability of road networks and passenger traffic. This is the idea behind Crowd4roads (C4Rs), the European project that merges the SmartRoadSense and BlaBlaCar initiatives to trigger a network effect and to engage millions of people in a challenging game, resulting in the continuous monitoring of the quality of the road surface.

The project will be officially presented on December 3rd in Urbino (Italy) at Collegio Raffaello.

[Download pressrelease in Italian]