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IBM developing AI-powered IoT software to help manage aging infrastructure

April 26, 2019 / ADAM FROST

IBM is collaborating with Danish state-owned infrastructure owner/operator Sund & Bælt (S&B) to develop an AI-powered Internet of Things (IoT) solution designed to help prolong the lifespan of aging bridges, tunnels and highways. Deteriorating infrastructure is a global challenge. Organizations struggle with aging facilities, the difficulty of physical inspections and high cost of continued maintenance. According to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 2019 Bridge Report, in the USA, 47,052 bridges are considered to be ‘structurally deficient’. The new Maximo for Civil Infrastructure system further extends IBM’s Maximo software portfolio while providing deep industry and task-specific functionality to help organizations manage, monitor and administer their infrastructure assets.