New technology can 'predict potholes'
Keep an eye out for some changes to your local bus or garbage truck in the near future.
Testing of new technology that can track and prioritise road repairs, including identifying potholes before they form is coming to Liverpool in September.
The state government is funding Asset AI, a $2.9 million trial - currently involving 32 sensors installed on 32 public transport buses across Sydney - which is being led by Transport for NSW and the Roads and Transport Directorate.
Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said the new technology can be combined with local weather observations to predict the rate of deterioration and streamline how road asset maintenance is prioritised.