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'Video Analytics' a New Tool for Vision Zero Traffic Safety Goals

Project launch seeks volunteers to analyze videos, support new technology
June 6, 2017, 6am PDT | Franz Loewenherz
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Oregon Department of Transportation

Lisa Stiffler reports on a collaboration between the city of Bellevue, the University of Washington, and Microsoft called "Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero."

Project leaders are asking for the public's help preventing deaths and serious injuries from traffic crashes by watching traffic camera video and using tracking tools to identify objects and movements.

The project will tap new technologies to analyze traffic camera video footage available in many cities, and use near-miss collisions to predict where future crashes are likely to occur. Traffic engineers could then take corrective action to prevent them.

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Published on Monday, June 5, 2017 in GeekWire
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