Blackpool Council Vehicles Fitted with CCTV
Council vehicles in Blackpool to be fitted with cameras to improve road problems.
13:39 03 April 2018
Blackpool will install cameras to its council vehicles in the battle against potholes, it has been announced. The cameras will feature next generation digital inspector technology that will help identify road problems. The project is part of a £100million funding boost to repair the nation’s roads.
The cameras work similarly with Google Streetview cars and will capture roads and pavements from a number of angles. The footage will then be instantly uploaded to the cloud where it can be inspected in HD.
Coun Gillian Campbell, deputy leader at the town hall (inset), said: “This is an exciting Blackpool Council-led project which promises to make a huge difference to the speed and effectiveness of maintaining our highways and infrastructure.
“This scheme aims to make inspection so much smarter and informed with potential defects such as potholes being identified earlier. “Advanced imagery techniques will help inspectors deploy maintenance teams to defective parts of the network more effectively.
“This represents a massive step change in efficiency and can ultimately deliver significant savings. It can also help deliver safer roads for everyone.”