IBM has publicized how it has joined forces with Sund & Bælt, which owns and operates some of the world’s greatest infrastructure, to aid in its development of an AI-driven IoT solution which is intended to assist in elongating the lifespan of aged tunnels, bridges, railways, and highways.
IBM Maximo for Civil Infrastructure, the latest IoT industry solution, is an additional extension of the IBM Maximo portfolio. Moreover, it delivers thorough industry and task-specific functionality to assist establishments in managing, observing, and administering their infrastructure assets.
Weakening infrastructure is an issue experienced around the globe. Establishments are constantly facing the challenges of aging services, the struggle of physical inspection and increased expenses of maintenance. In the U.S. alone, 47,052 bridges architecturally poor, as stated in the American Road & Transportation Builders Association 2019 Bridge Report.
The chief executive officer at Sund & Bælt, Mikkel Hemmingsen said: “As our infrastructure facilities are the know-how from our operation can benefit organizations in the industry around the globe through this new IoT solution.”
Karim Yusaf, IBM Watson IoT, stated that the constructed bridges, roads, and tunnels deliver access to family, employment opportunities, education, etc., however, most of these structures are aging. IBM is applying IoT and artificial intelligence technology to aid establishments in bettering the way experts monitor and manage such structures, through the Maximo for Civil Infrastructure. He added how IBM’s 30-year investment in Maximo capabilities for the administration of physical properties and IBM’s Maximo Asset Performance Management portfolio, together with Sund & Bælt’s industry know-how will generate a solution which can possibly be used to help establishments with their upkeep and operation of elderly infrastructure internationally.