Advancing Vision Zero Road Safety with Operational AI and Smart City Data, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener, Region of Waterloo, Miovision Technologies Inc. (NSERC Alliance Grant, with Dr. Chris Bachmann):
It is a joint project with the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, the Region of Peel, and Miovision Technologies Inc., aiming at addressing issues arising in developing and implementing Vision Zero programs. This project includes three components (1) Develop a framework for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of alternative countermeasures and risk management strategies (2) Develop next-generation network screening models using smart city data, surrogate measures of safety, and artificial intelligence and (3) Develop simulation assisted road safety assessment techniques.
This research will generate new knowledge, innovative safety analysis methodologies, and new models and tools that can benefit all municipalities across Canada who are interested in implementing Vision Zero or any type of road safety improvement program. The research is anticipated to directly enhance the Vision Zero plans being developed by the partnering cities.