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Honda, Ohio DOT Partner to Find Poorly Marked Highways

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Dec. 20, 2021—Honda's Research institute has started a pilot program that can check for faded or missing highway lane markings.

Currently only implementing the program in Ohio, Honda will use onboard cameras to record video and take snapshots of stretches of highway and evaluate them on a scale from "Ideal" to "Needs Repair," according to a report from Car and Driver. Location data will be recorded along with visual in real time and sent to a "secure platform" for analysis before being sent to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Though only two vehicles driven by Honda researchers are currently part of the program, a Honda spokesperson told Car and Driver it hopes to build out its testing capabilities to include more vehicles.

In addition to supplying data to state officials, Honda could also use the information to update its ADAS systems, such as providing drivers advanced warning when entering an area with less-than-ideal road conditions. 

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