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    Meet Stan – The phone app that reports damaged roads to councils automatically from a smartphone mounted in your car’s windscreen.

    The app is called Stan, and is free for drivers to download and use - with no sign-up or personal data collected or stored. Drivers can become ‘citizen surveyors’ for their local council by using their smartphone camera to record the state of the roads during any car journey. Every council will be provided with a portal and log-in, where data from reports made via the app will be continuously shared.

    ‘Video’ and individual images recorded via the app will be screened using an advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘neural network’ that can accurately recognise and flag-up a multitude of issues. These range from small cracks and crumbling surfaces, to road edge failures, potholes of all sizes, areas of water pooling, faded road markings, and even dirty or obstructed road traffic signs.

    Additionally, drivers will be able to zoom into their local area on a nationwide ‘road health’ map at stantheapp.com, giving them new insights into the state of their local roads on a constantly updated basis, as well as being able to compare the health of their roads to those maintained by neighbouring councils.

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