SHRP 2 (S04(A) Roadway Information Database Development and Technical Coordination and Quality Assurance of the Mobile Data Collection Project (S04B)

Project Details
STATUS

In-Progress

START DATE

04/28/10

END DATE

02/28/15

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, CTRE
SPONSORS

Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2)

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Omar Smadi

Director, CTRE

Co-Principal Investigator
Başak Aldemir Bektaş

Associate Scientist, CTRE

About the research

The goal of the research project (S04A) is to design, build, and populate a Roadway Information Database with data from the mobile data collection project (S04B) and other existing roadway data from government, public, and private sources. The database should link the roadway data to the Naturalistic Driving Study data (S07) to facilitate safety analysis.

The successful completion of S04A is crucial to achieve the central goal of the SHRP 2 Safety Research Plan. The focus of our research is based on providing good quality data that is linked to the S07 database and stored in a secure, flexible database utilizing geographic information system (GIS) tools.

This GIS database makes it possible to relate driver behavior to characteristics of the roadway. Learning more about this relationship is critical to understanding how to diminish crash risk in the roadway design process.

Visit the Transportation Research Board’s project website.

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