Israel-based technology company Nexar has partnered with movement and data intelligence company Blyncsy to support motorway and road maintenance programmes in the US.

The collaboration will use Blyncsy’s Payver technology and machine-learning models to assess Nexar’s dashboard camera (dashcam) images and provide data and insights for local authorities.

This will help state and local governments to gain a better understanding of road conditions and address developing issues before they become more serious.

Blyncsy’s Payver will use real-time images and detections obtained from thousands of Nexar dashcams installed on vehicles to provide updated information on motorways and roads.

The machine-learning models will then help in identifying changes in road conditions and the visibility of pavement markings.

Studies have shown that proper markings can make roadways safer. According to federal data, around 19,000 people in the US are killed each year in incidents caused by motorists driving outside their correct lane.

Nexar CEO and co-founder Eran Shir said: “We are proud to partner with Blyncsy using our combined artificial intelligence (AI) smart technology to improve our roads.

“With many cities investing in expensive light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technologies to monitor their streets and roads, or human surveyors, the crowd-sourced vision data from Nexar ‘sees’ the world at eye-level like we do and provides superior insights at a fraction of the cost.

“Pavement monitoring is just one example of Nexar’s value, while other cities and businesses are using the data to monitor and understand curb use, real estate trends, pedestrian traffic, construction and more.”

Blyncsy founder and CEO Mark Pittman said: “We know that machine learning is only as strong as the data it depends on.

“With this partnership, we’re giving government agencies a magnifying glass for their infrastructure, plus the power of continuous pattern analysis and predictive analytics.

“We’re excited to see how this combination can impact public servants, communities and people everywhere.”