As the nation’s transportation infrastructure ages, government agencies like state Departments of Transportation (DOT) are pressed to maintain critical systems with finite maintenance budgets. To that end, this state DOT has assembled a library of approximately 20 million images: every stop light, directional sign, street and highway exit in its purview. The agency asked KPMG to bring AI savvy to the challenge of building analytic models that could recognize, classify and geo-locate each of them on the state map, then use historical data to generate scenario forecasts and prioritize upkeep or repair investments.
Working together, KPMG and the DOT designed and tested AI-driven models that combined neural networking and image augmentation with geographic information systems and dashboard reporting. The new tools deliver an instant view of the state’s transportation infrastructure and support asset preservation budgeting, and can also be leveraged to help envision the future of mobility and enable self-driving cars. KPMG helped the state DOT develop AI-driven models that represent firsts for government agencies, and make the promise of AI real.
This state DOT has advanced the application of AI to public infrastructure inventory and maintenance, with leading analytic models. Specific benefits include:
KPMG helped the state DOT leaders think from “the art of the possible” to envision AI-driven applications for infrastructure identification and asset preservation. KPMG:
As AI moves from a “like to have” to a “must have” capability, KPMG helps public- and commercial-sector clients include the right combination of technology, organizational capital, and data strategy to advance their own AI agendas.
Government entities like state DOTs operate in conditions where quantifiable results must meet taxpayer expectations for accountability. KPMG is well-versed in adapting commercial-sector innovation—including AI—to their mission and unique stakeholder priorities.
As part of our commitment to help clients achieve their vision, we structured an innovative co-development practice model that leveraged the AI modeling capabilities of KPMG with image assets from the state’s DOT, ultimately transforming their approach to asset preservation.