• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 1359

U.S. DOT’s Safety Data Initiative: Visualizing and Using Data for Safety

Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM
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Derek Kan, Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), presiding
Sponsored by:
Executive Committee (E0000)

Interested in the intersection where the technology and analytics marketplace meets the volume and variety of data for transportation safety? The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) created the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge to advance the development and use of analytical visualization tools that can cast new light on the data to reveal insights into safety and prevention of serious crashes not seen through traditional analysis. In October, Secretary Chao announced five semi-finalists: Arity, Ford, Uber, University of Central Florida, and VHB.   

In the first of our two panels, the semi-finalists will highlight how their proposed tools could improve safety.   The second panel, consisting of safety decision makers and practitioners, will remark on the usefulness of the proposed visualization tools and discuss opportunities and potential barriers to implement those tools. Feedback from the stakeholders will help shape the development of future visualization tools.

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Title Presentation Number
Safety Visualization Challenge Semi-Finalists
City Data Platform
Lauren Haynes, Arity
Bo Wang, Ford Motor Company
Real-Time Crash Risk Visualization Tools for Traffic Safety
Mohamed Abdel-Aty, University of Central Florida
U.S. DOT Safety with Uber’s kepler.gl
Jordan Gilbertson, Uber Technologies, Inc.
My Street
Kimberly Eccles, VHB
Safety Practitioners Panel Discussion
Jake Nelson, American Automobile Association (AAA)
Kyle Schneweis, Nebraska Department of Transportation
Elizabeth Wemple, HDR
Robert Wunderlich, Texas A&M Transportation Institute