Real-Time, Pro-Active Traffic Safety Management System with Operator and Decision-Making Components

Technology #11490

Key Points

  • Traffic visualization system enables transportation decision-makers and operators to identify in real-time, potential road safety issues and areas with high or severe crash risks
  • Uses multiple types of data including real-time traffic patterns, satellite imagery, and weather data. Can also include social media and closed-circuit television data
  • Selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation as an innovative solution for road safety

Abstract

The University of Central Florida invention is a real-time safety visualization system that was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation as an innovative solution for road safety. The system brings together extensive work in real-time safety risk prediction (traffic and weather sensors; smartphone-based data; advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and Pro‐Active Traffic Management (PATM) techniques) to produce a program that enables decision-makers and operators to identify in advance the real‐time potential road safety problems and the potential for severe crashes.