Smart dash cam developer Nexar has launched a service for US transit agencies, cities and transport authorities that uses crowd sourcing to detect, monitor and map road works.

Based on the company’s AI-enabled CityStream platform, the company already collects data every month from 130 million miles and has a dataset of 3.2 trillion images. It is now extending its capabilities to the transportation industry because, says Nexar, work zones are generally unreported to mapping services.

The platform detects barriers in work zones using artificial intelligence and imagery from its dash cam network, remotely monitors the state of work zones in real-time helping to protect the safety of pedestrians, workers and drivers, the company adds.

Nexar co-founder Eran Shir says, “As a result of Covid-19, traffic patterns have become even more dynamic, which means valuable time is wasted optimising safety and moderating traffic congestion in work zones.”

“Nexar enables cities to go check work zone setups on-demand instead of being supported by old data or out-of-date plans, thus ensuring that cities and Departments of Transportation are addressing today’s transportation patterns. Using Nexar’s data to address this issue means benefiting workers on the road, governmental decision makers and the community itself.”

Nexar is offering a try before you buy package under which its new service is available for three months at no cost to government offices.