Traditionally, cities have relied on historic collision data to determine road safety conditions. Unfortunately, this approach is reactive – collisions need to happen to understand how to avoid them. Unfortunately, the collision data is rarely sufficient to produce a clear picture of the road vulnerabilities. Longer term studies and incidence safety reports are commissioned but are done on an ad-hoc basis and are not fully integrated with the command center.
The BriskINSIGHT Service is a conflict analysis solution that brings understanding to road safety at intersections or highways before collisions happen. Using deep vision analytics on traffic video, the service implements temporary cameras and an automated video data collection, monitoring and analysis platform that will observe the interaction between pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles to identify near-misses (scenarios that almost resulted in a collision), which occur more often than collisions. BriskINSIGHT reduces the time to quantify road safety conditions or report on incidences down to a matter of days – a big improvement to the traditional method that would require years of data collection.
By detecting near misses and speeding behaviour, traffic interactions between road users can be better understood in order to get road safety indicators. This is especially useful to evaluate the safety impacts of new projects.
In partnership with World Resources Institute – Ross Center of Sustainable Cities, Brisk Synergies team performed automated conflict analysis based on traffic video recording in cities such as Bogota, Colombia and Accra, Ghana to help understand the vulnerability of high-risk intersections and merging lanes. Click here to read more about the partnership.
BriskINSIGHT is capable to use any video resource for analysis: from security systems to GoPro installed in situ as well as drones. Our technology is the perfect match for the most advanced alternatives of video recording.
Results from a BriskINSIGHT analysis can be combined with other sensor data to propose realistic and accurate solutions for traffic data collection and road safety. This gives urban planners ultra-realistic characterizations of roads, highways and intersections.
BriskINSIGHT is particularly useful when evaluating road safety. Its trajectory analysis is capable to identify and evaluate dangerous interactions between all different modes in urban traffic.
Our safety team performs before-and-after studies to quantify and evaluate improvements on road conditions. Some examples of such studies are changes in congestion situations or safety distance between vehicles and cyclists/pedestrians. These evaluations are essential to determine worthiness of new infrastructure implementations
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