Pilot programmes to improve safety
The US department of transportation is launching a multi-modal initiative, including two pilot programmes, in a bid to modernize its data analysis and integrate its traditional datasets with new “big data” sources to gain insights into transportation safety.
One pilot project will integrate established data on known crashes and highway design with anonymous data from GPS-enabled devices that provides prevailing speeds at 5 minute intervals across the USA's entire national highway system.
The second pilot project will integrate traffic crash data with data from the crowd-sourced app Waze on traffic hazards and conditions. (ben)