Fraunhofer IPM develops optical measuring systems to measure the road environment and the road surface. High-resolution laser scanners combined with fast image processing provide measurement data on longitudinal and transverse evenness and crack density of the road surface. Based on this data, maintenance work can be planned specifically. Measurement data on the road environment, converted into 3D or 2.5D models, are used to model cities and their traffic flows or to plan infrastructure expansion. In many cases, Fraunhofer IPM offers software for automated data evaluation in addition to measurement technology.
Our systems record measurement data down to the submillimeter range at driving speeds of 80 kilometers per hour and more - precisely and reliably. Fraunhofer IPM measuring systems for road condition monitoring are in operation worldwide.