Date of Publication: March 2023
Uploaded to Knowledge Centre: 28 March 2023
This White Paper written by Richard Owen, CEO at Agilysis, looks at the untapped potential in Connected Vehicle Data for improvements in road safety.
In the past, if you wanted to understand something about the nature of the road network, the vehicles, or people that use it, you would need to undertake some form of primary data collection. This normally required people and equipment measuring traffic behaviour, or surveying road features. The need for high-quality data collected by experts in their field will always be there but we are now finding practical alternatives from ‘big data’ sources.
To date there is a multitude of data being recorded by vehicles on the roads, whether it’s onboard satellite navigation systems or vehicle sensor data such as from Radar and Lidar. Each of these sources of data have multiple use cases which can be applied to transport planning and safety by getting a real world measure of how the network is being used, and potentially even having live data streaming in.
To name just a few use cases which can be applied with available sources, it could provide;
- Journey Time Statistics
- Spot Speed data
- Pre/Post implementation studies
- Traffic Modelling & Network use
- Junction Monitoring
- Enforcement Prioritisation
All of which could provide efficiencies in the ways in which we work, and provide a more effective spend on already strained budgets.
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