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Marion will Use AI to Improve Roads More Efficiently and Swiftly Share

Apr 25, 2024  |  Web Administrator

The City of Mar­i­on will soon use Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence to build bet­ter roads more effi­cient­ly and expe­di­tious­ly. The City will work with Ger­man com­pa­ny, Via­lyt­ics, for stream­lin­ing and enhanc­ing man­age­ment of Marion’s infra­struc­ture through an AI dig­i­tal imag­ing col­lec­tion system.

City Engi­neer­ing & Plan­ning Direc­tor Mike Graft and his team are look­ing for­ward to get­ting set up with the new tech­nol­o­gy. Cam­eras will be mount­ed inside select city vehi­cles used to assess Marion’s streets. The cam­eras will pro­vide near accu­rate and more fre­quent road assess­ments, and will save a lot of hours of man­u­al assess­ment, poten­tial­ly sav­ing the City thou­sands of dol­lars. Cit­i­zens will even have access to the col­or-cod­ed data.

Graft said the mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy will progress the city in the right direc­tion. This new sys­tem will elim­i­nate man­u­al input, show more detail of con­di­tions, and will allow us to upload bet­ter data to use when apply­ing for Com­mu­ni­ty Cross­ing Match­ing Grants.” He added, Very few cities in and around Indi­ana have this tech­nol­o­gy. A lot of cities pay com­pa­nies to do this type of work for con­sult­ing, but we will have our own data and will be able to get things done in a time­ly manner.”

The new Via­lyt­ics sys­tem is sched­uled be imple­ment­ed in ear­ly May.

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