By Brooke Kansier
GREAT LAKES ECHO — AUG. 24, 2015
If Michigan ever gears up to fix its crumbling roads, engineers might be well-served to consider a new ingredient in the road-making mix.
It’s a sensor developed by Michigan State University, and it could have a big impact on road budgets and repairs nationwide.
The sensor records traffic data and measures impacts and damage to roads. It communicates that information to engineers who could use the data to fix roads before they become seriously damaged — making maintenance significantly easier and cheaper.