Road data lab – a new SAFER associated project that supports improved road safety by making data sets accessible
There are lots of different stakeholders on the roads. Many of them are collecting huge amounts of data for various purposes, such as autonomous driving, maps and navigation, public transportation timetables, infrastructure maintenance and planning. There are many potential benefits and opportunities for innovation if data from all those different sources are combined and made available to others, e.g. more accurate road maintenance planning, better understanding of traffic flows and improved road safety. However, integrating and merging data from different stakeholders is tedious and time consuming - sometimes with legal obstacles as well.
The project Road data lab is now associated to SAFER’s research area Safety performance evaluation. The goal is to provide a platform that support contribution and integration of data from various sources. The aim is to work on such integration, by establishing a collaboration platform, providing a technical infrastructure enabling innovation and learning, legal baseline supporting various licenses. It will also serve as a knowledge foundation for how to work with the different data sources related to roads.
Project partners are RISE, Lund University, AI Sweden, Zenseact, Univrses, Chalmers Industriteknik. The project started in December 2019 and will continue for two years. Vinnova is the financier.