Scottish road safety inspections get technology boost

Highways Reporters

Road safety inspections in Scotland will be aided by GPS and video capturing software from RouteShoot.

The company has secured a new 12-month contract to deliver software for road safety inspections in Scotland, a contract that will see them collect 372,000km of video footage.

RouteShoot has secured this major new contract from Performance Audit Group in Glasgow, also known as PAGPlus, thanks to the firm’s knowledge and expertise of GPS and video capturing via smart phones or tablets.

The contract will see RouteShoot providing a cloud-hosted video and mapping content management system for safety patrols and route inspections to PAGplus, who deliver detailed road audits and monitoring on behalf of Transport Scotland to monitor contractor performance.

All trunk roads and motorways in Scotland are maintained by just four operating companies and the Forth Bridges Unit, all contracted to Transport Scotland. As a result of this new contract with PAGplus, all operating companies will soon be using RouteShoot’s video platform to record all inspection and surveying activities.

RouteShoot, based at the Exeter Science Park Centre, has developed unique software that enables users to capture video footage enhanced with GPS using just a smartphone or tablet attached to the dashboard of a vehicle, as well as allowing staff to share their geo-referenced video with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders.

Gary Wilson, founder and managing director of RouteShoot Limited, said: “Our new customer win with PAGplus and Transport Scotland underlines our position as the market leader in the provision of geo-referenced video solutions. I am extremely proud of all the efforts that our team based in Exeter have made to secure this prestigious commission. It is an exciting opportunity to be working with Transport Scotland and PAGplus to ensure that every trunk road and motorway in Scotland has regular video coverage.”

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