The National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University has recently added a fully automated PathRunner data collection vehicle to its fleet. Donated by Pathway Services, the van will be used to assess pavement conditions on the NCAT Test Track, local pavement preservation experiment locations and other field projects. Since testing can be conducted at normal highway speeds, roads do not have to be closed to facilitate data collection. The van includes built-in lasers, a front-facing super HD camera and 2-D automated crack detection software, bringing NCAT’s data collection capabilities to the next level.
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