AI-based technology helping utility companies track the precise location of roadside assets is to be explored in a free Utility Week webinar.

Ordnance Survey and Mobileye, an Intel company, have launched trials to create the first detailed roadside infrastructure dataset of Britain for a new, accurate and customisable location information service.

To support the trials, Northumbrian Water Group has become the first utility company in the UK to join the project.

Experts from Ordnance Survey, Mobileye and Northumbrian will all take part in the webinar on November 19.

Fleets of vans and cars fitted with Mobileye’s automotive camera-based mapping technology will capture a street-level (worms-eye) view of the nation’s road network. Retrofitted with the Mobileye 8 Connect, the vehicles are detecting, processing and sending data to the cloud for aggregation before the information is provided to Ordnance survey.

The utility sector is among the first markets to take advantage of new data services from Mobileye and OS. Utility businesses will be able to enhance the quality of their existing asset data, making it faster and simpler to identify and link above-ground and underground assets. Companies can monitor the condition of their assets, saving them money and time when planning asset maintenance programmes.

As part of the trials, Northumbrian vehicles will be retrofitted with the Mobileye solution to help capture data across the North East of England.

Clive Surman-Wells, Northumbrian operations solutions manager, who will talk about the trials said: “We’re really excited and proud to be the first utility company to have the opportunity to try this new technology. There are so many benefits that have the potential to really change the game when it comes to helping manage our networks and keep our customers’ water flowing.”

Utility Week, in association with Ordnance Survey and Mobileye, will explain in the webinar how the innovative new application of artificial intelligence for asset data capture is:

  • Helping utilities overcome key frustrations with patchy information about the location and health of assets
  • Supporting alignment of above and below ground asset maps
  • Promoting better asset management
  • Safeguarding field workers
  • Promoting fleet efficiency

Joining Ordnance Survey, Mobileye and Northumbrian Water will be a speaker from the energy sector.

Register here for the webinar on November 19.