In many cities like Dayton, Ohio, when utility companies dig up streets to install sewer pipes or fiber optic lines, they are responsible for properly filling in any holes or trenches. If the street cut isn’t repaired properly, that area could sink or turn into a pothole – a problem for the city and a potential hazard for motorists. Officials in Dayton realized that it sometimes took the city’s only utility inspector weeks to identify which company was responsible for a defective restoration and get it fixed. But in the last year, the city has come up with a nifty wireless fix for the problem. Dayton now requires utilities to embed a RFID (radio frequency identification) tag in the roadway.
RFID tags curb street repair time
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