Automating Near-Miss Crash Detection Using Existing Traffic Cameras

This project proposes to develop a prototype system that demonstrates the potential of using existing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to detect and monitor traffic conflicts. The benefits of such system would be potentially deploy it statewide as a proactive safety detection sensor and also to report safety performance. The project is proposed for freeway system because of ease of availability of video from the existing traffic cameras. This approach can be applied to arterial systems if such data was made available.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $49991
  • Contract Numbers:

    Addendum 619

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Managing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Center for Transportation Research and Education
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Project Managers:

    Laaser-Webb, Jan

  • Principal Investigators:

    Sharma, Anuj

  • Start Date: 20170701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01645864
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Addendum 619
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2017 4:10PM