Evaluation of android-based cell phone applications to measure international roughness index of rural roads

Mohammad Imran Hossain, Erol Tutumluer, Nikita, Cole Grimm

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Abstract

Rural roads are the backbone of a transportation system by carrying a significant volume of traffic, and connecting local roads and highway, and serving villages and cities. Local transportation agencies such as counties do maintenance of rural roads and often face financial constraints due to a limited budget. Rural road conditions are evaluated frequently since large agricultural vehicles, and environmental condition causes severe damage to these roads. Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is currently exploring the use of smartphone applications to evaluate the roughness of the rural roads in terms of International Roughness Index (IRI). In this research Roadroid and RoadBump smartphone applications are used to assess seal coated road roughness mounted in sedan car using four different types of cell phone mounts and driving at various speed limits. The data is collected from multiple rural roads using different phone mounts like a windshield, air vent, and dashboard mounts. It has been observed that the RoadBump app gives higher IRI value compared to Roadroid measured value. The IRI measured using cell phone apps are validated using Rolling Profiler and Laser Profiler, and it was observed that Roadroid provides consistent results compared with RoadBump.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2019
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter and Safer Mobility and Cities - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019
EditorsDavid A. Noyce
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages359-370
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482575
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities, ICTD 2019 - Alexandria, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2019Jun 12 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities, ICTD 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAlexandria
Period6/9/196/12/19

Keywords

  • Application
  • Cell Phone
  • IRI
  • RoadBump
  • Roadroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation

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    Hossain, M. I., Tutumluer, E., Nikita, & Grimm, C. (2019). Evaluation of android-based cell phone applications to measure international roughness index of rural roads. In D. A. Noyce (Ed.), International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019 (pp. 359-370). (International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019). American Society of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482575.034