TRL iROADS software upgrades Connectivity and Data Analysis capabilities
TRL Software’s Digital Asset Management Platform iROADS™ has been updated to work at a larger scale than previous iterations, allowing for more users, larger data volumes, faster performance, better connectivity, and real-time integration of sensor data such as live camera feeds or AI-generated object detection data.
Additionally, with this update iROADS™ now supports full user self-service for importing of any spatial data that customers want to import into the system.
TRL Software’s iROADS™ platform is a sophisticated asset management and decision-making tool for road infrastructure assets, helping to keep road networks safe, efficient and reliable. With this new update, iROADS™ can support a wider variety of spatial file formats and is designed so that users don’t need any expertise in using spatial data. This means that customers have the flexibility to bring in new datasets to use alongside all the other asset data that iROADS™ is already handling for them.
The latest updates to the software will be beneficial to everybody working on the road network. An improved Survey Route Builder, for example, allows iROADS™ users to plot road maintenance and monitoring routes that can be shared with asset surveyors (whether in-house or contracted), making their time out on the road more efficient. Members of the public can also get involved by using the iROADS™ Public Mobile App – giving regular road users the ability to report road infrastructure issues as soon as they arise. Alongside all of this, National Highways have selected iROADS™ to replace their complex HAPMS pavement management system, which includes the entirety of the English Strategic Route Network, representing some £80bn of UK infrastructure.
TRL’s Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) has meanwhile been using the integrated intelligent camera feeds and object-detection data within iROADS™ to leverage new capabilities related to real-time sensor and asset data usage. In India, the State of Kerala’s Public Works Department has been using the iROADS™ Public Mobile App to empower members of the public to report road infrastructure issues along the 33,593-kilometre network maintained by the department. The app has been downloaded by 50,000+ road users and has already led to a twofold increase in the number of issues reported and an 83% reduction in wait time for the issues to be resolved.
“Data is already a huge driver of effective management of transport infrastructure and will only become more so as new digital frontiers open up,” says John Proust, TRL Software Product Manager. “iROADS™ is all about generating maximum value from such data for our customers and enabling them to benefit directly from modern technologies. Because of the way iROADS™ allows users to visualise, combine and analyse data, I am confident we are going to see new usages and benefits soon that go beyond what has been possible until now.”
“The latest version of iROADS™ represents a major investment on the part of TRL Software that provides our customers with a totally new approach to asset management,” says Head of Product Management, Subu Kamal. “We’ve looked at the challenges that our customers are facing around high costs and dated technologies that do not scale, and we’ve come up with a digital solution that is simpler, fully scalable and truly global – meeting the needs of our different customer segments from the US to the UK and from India to Australia.”