Abstract: Potholes on road surfaces have become an increasing concern in developing countries. With the increase in population the number of vehicles on road has also increased and so is the number of potholes. Therefore we have proposed a system that will help the authorities with checking and maintaining the road conditions. We have used an Android OS based smartphone which has various sensors like GPS, GPRS, Accelerometer and various other sensors that will help in future applications. This paper will describe how the potholes will be detected by using the mobile sensing system, selected algorithms that will help in processing the data and sending the processed data along with the location coordinates of the potholes to the servers where they will be mapped using the Google Maps API.
Keywords: Potholes, API, GPS, GPRS,Android OS.