Code: EDI-2018-6-RACC

Domain: Smart Cities

Summary

Improving the road safety thanks to the analysis and simulation of historical data on accidents and actual data about the road infrastructure.

Proposed by

Automobil Club Assistencia SA. RACC is the biggest Spanish motoring club with around 1 million members. The main services that RACC provides to its members are roadside assistance, medical and legal advice, travel assistance and traffic information.  RACC is an automobile club in transition to a mobility club.

Description

Given the data on existing traffic accidents and the conditions of the road the proposed challenge wants to validate if this data could help to develop some solution in order to increase the awareness of all the users of the road about its risks and, therefore, increase the levels of road safety.  The challenge expects solutions where the user is informed about black spots or about the risks of certain road conditions (after being carried out a correlation of the two datasets).

Data

The challenge has the following sample datasets (currently restricted to the Barcelona region) available for download

Expected outcomes

It is expected that the solution will increase the awareness of the at least the 1% of the user of the road about its risks and therefore increase the levels of road safety.  At long vision, several indicators could be used for measuring the improvement of the road safety and their simulations according to different proposed scenarios:

  • Reduction of road crashes.
  • Reduction of killed and serious injured people involved in a crash.
  • Reduction of incidents involving VRUs (Vulnerable Road Users) such as pedestrians or cyclists.
  • Reduction of the risk of a specific road or stretches, basically: risk = number of crashes with / average daily traffic.
  • Road stretches without accidents.
  • Reduction of the fatality rates.
  • Increase of the investment on road maintenance by the road owners.