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PotholeEye+: Deep-Learning Based Pavement Distress Detection System toward Smart Maintenance

Juyoung Park1,*, Jung Hee Lee1, Junseong Bang2,3

1 Korea Expressway Corporation, 77, Hyeoksin8-ro, Gimcheon-si, Korea
2 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), 218 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejun-si, Korea
3 University of Science & Technology (UST), 217 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejun-si, Korea

* Corresponding Author: Juyoung Park. Email:

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: HPC with Artificial Intelligence based Deep Video Data Analytics: Models, Applications and Approaches)

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2021, 127(3), 965-976.


We propose a mobile system, called PotholeEye+, for automatically monitoring the surface of a roadway and detecting the pavement distress in real-time through analysis of a video. PotholeEye+ pre-processes the images, extracts features, and classifies the distress into a variety of types, while the road manager is driving. Every day for a year, we have tested PotholeEye+ on real highway involving real settings, a camera, a mini computer, a GPS receiver, and so on. Consequently, PotholeEye+ detected the pavement distress with accuracy of 92%, precision of 87% and recall 74% averagely during driving at an average speed of 110 km/h on a real highway.


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Park, J., Lee, J. H., Bang, J. (2021). PotholeEye+: Deep-Learning Based Pavement Distress Detection System toward Smart Maintenance. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 127(3), 965–976.


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