Brussels: 3D-scan-car to spot road damage
The Brussels Region will start its 2020 road-resurfacing program this month for a total cost of five million euros. In addition to that much-needed work, Brussels launches an ambitious 3D-scan project to help create maps and databases for more efficient management.
“It’s important because the comfort but also the safety of all users depends on the quality of our road surface,” declares Elke Van den Brandt, Brussels Mobility Minister (Groen). During the three weekends of March, the Region will resurface a good part of its roads and fix the numerous potholes that winter brought.
The Brussels Region is also launching a brand new and a very ambitious program. The aim is to 3D-scan the entire public space, from the roads to the buildings, tunnels, trains, and metro stations, and even commercial galleries.
“We’re investing with Brussels’ Digital Center (CIRB) in a new technology that will allow us to get a better view of our road surfaces’ real state to maintain them optimally and better plan our work,” adds Mrs. Van den Brandt.
“This scan will allow us to create and develop databases. These will in par allow easier and more efficient management of the public space,” explains Bernard Clerfayt (DéFi), Digital Transition Minister.