Developing an Intelligent Transportation Management Center (ITMC) with a Safety Evaluation Focus for Smart Cities

Transportation safety planning challenges in the era of smart cities entail understanding safety impacts from disruptive technologies, measuring the effectiveness of safety countermeasures, proactively identifying high crash risk locations, etc. Recent advancement in communication technologies and big data analytics enables us to deal with these challenges in a computationally efficient way. Traditional transportation management centers (TMCs) have limited capability to utilize large amounts of data to properly evaluate transportation safety. The goal of this project is to develop an intelligent transportation management center (ITMC) that adopts automated video data analysis to evaluate safety. The proposed ITMC demonstrates how intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and big data analytics can be utilized to proactively assess transportation safety at signalized intersections. Conventional methods of traffic safety risk assessment at signalized intersections, measured by number of roadway crashes per unit of exposure, would require a long observation time as crashes are rare events. The proposed ITMC adopts safety surrogate measures (SSMs) to identify near crash situations that can be applied in proactive risk calculations.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $400762
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24060
  • Project Managers:

    Harwood, Leslie

  • Performing Organizations:

    San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr
    San Diego, CA  United States  92182

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jahangiri, Arash

  • Start Date: 20190401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230715
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01701517
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center (Safe-D)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747115
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 8 2019 1:25PM