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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.

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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)


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