Scottish road safety inspections benefit from geo-referencing technology

The RouteShoot team. Image © Guy Newman

Roads in Scotland are set to benefit from new technology to improve safety inspections…

A new 12 month contract has been awarded to Exeter-based RouteShoot Limited. The firm will deliver GPS and video capturing software to aid with road safety inspections across Scotland.

RouteShoot will provide cloud-hosted video, as well as a mapping content management system for safety patrols and route inspections.

The contract was awarded by Glasgow-based Performance Audit Group (PAG), also known as PAGplus. RouteShoot will deliver the information collected to PAGplus to enable detailed road audits to be given to Transport Scotland, who monitor contractor performance.

Scotland’s trunk roads and motorways are maintained by four operating companies and the Forth Bridges Unit—of all which are contracted to Transport Scotland.

RouteShoot’s unique software enables the capture of video footage enhanced with GPS using just a smartphone or tablet attached to the dashboard of a vehicle.  The technology uses near real-time integrated recording software. This allows for the planning and monitoring of traffic, the assessment of asset quantities, and locations or the identification of potential hazards.

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.”

Exeter City Council’s lead councillor for economy and culture Rosie Denham said: “RouteShoot are a fine example of an exciting Exeter-based company with an international client base.

“Their innovative technology is world class, and we are thrilled to have them at the Exeter Science Park Centre where they are working alongside a variety of science and technology based tenants.

“This new contract with PAGplus in Glasgow is a great example of large UK-based businesses investing in the Exeter economy. It’s another string to RouteShoot’s bow and we are extremely excited to see the results.”


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