Bengaluru-based deep tech start-up RoadMetrics’ AI-based solution uses image and sensor data obtained from smartphones to help enterprise mapping firms and smart city bodies with analytics on road networks.
Two years ago, Dipen Babariya and Mishal Jariwala were on their way to a friend’s house in Surat. Google Maps suggested an alternate time-saving, shorter route. However, poor road conditions and inaccurate information meant it took the duo twice the time to reach their destination. This pain point led the childhood friends to contemplate creating a solution that provided road and street-level data.
The duo worked on road condition mapping software in college for two years and submitted it as a project in the final year. They won the best project award and were soon contacted by Surat Municipal Corporation for a pilot road assessment for the city to help with road maintenance and town planning.
was one of the nominees at RAISE 2020. RAISE, or ‘Responsible AI for Social Empowerment’, was a summit organised by NITI Aayog and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.