Friday, January 10, 2014

DfT funds smartphone app for road users to report potholes

The DfT is giving £30,000 for the development of a smartphone application to report potholes, being developed by CTC.

The cash is to enable CTC to update its 'Fill That Hole' website and develop a related app that is compatible with smartphones running Android software. Currently, nine million iPhone users can download the website's current app. The funding release will allow the new app to be made available from February, which the DfT says is the start of 'pothole season'.

Roads minister Robert Goodwill said: "The Government is serious about tackling potholes. That is why we want people to tell councils where to find them so they can fill them in. This app means more people are going to be able to report potholes more easily." The CTC said the collaboration with the DfT would help "to get Britain cycling".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They already have ways of reporting highway problems on line so why do they need to spend more money creating yet another way.

Oh I Know, the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.