The flexibility of the measuring system allows it to be used also for testing with electric scooters. ASPEN allows to reduce the costs of condition diagnostics. The surface is not required because it does not require special of measuring equipment. Additionally, it is easy to install on vehicles of relatively small dimensions.
The presence of devices like scooters, skateboards and electric monocycles, called personal transport means, is a challenge for road managers. They have to ensure the safety and comfort infrastructure. It becomes extremely important to evaluate the condition of bicycle paths and pavements. This requires a change the measurement methods used and adaptations parameters for assessing the condition of the surface.
The application was developed within the same R&D project carried out by Heller Consult with a view of four-wheeled vehicles and is used to carry out measurements of road pavement condition. The measured value is, as in the car-oriented activities, the acceleration of the accelerometer located in the smartphone, which can then be converted into the longitudinal profile of the road and surface unevenness indicators, such as the International Roughness Index (IRI).