The focus of this work is the development of an alternative proposition to evaluate
the pavement conditions for a given city using a participatory sensing solution.
To substantiate the project the following areas had to be investigated: proposals
and standards in pavement management, how the pavement evaluation is done and
the effects of a bad quality pavement on the vehicle’s passengers. Research in the
areas of participatory sensing, tecnologies in mobility and software engineering were
done to ascertain how the relationship between these topics could collaborate in the
problem’s solution. With this elements in place it was possible to design, analysis and
develop a proof of concept as a software solution based in a client server architecture,
in which the client application collects data and the server application handles the
data storage and availability. The collected quantitative information analysis showed
that it is possible to determine the presence of defects and assess the pavement
quality even using simple collection devices like a smartphone, and also enable the
collection of qualitative information that could help measure the pavement quality
impact in the perspective of its users.