A Consideration of Traffic Safety Statistics Using GPS On-board Unit

In this paper, we describe the feasibility of using an on-board freight management GPS unit for traffic safety aptitude testing. We conducted a basic experiment to determine whether we can estimate the probability of a traffic accident for a particular driver using only GPS data. We calculated acceleration distribution statistics using GPS data, and next clustered 3 types of drivers. We confirmed that strong acceleration and braking tend to cause traffic accidents especially when braking is stronger than accelerating, and right turning is stronger than left turning.

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  • Authors:
    • Inoue, Takeshi
    • Bando, Mikio
    • Tanikoshi, Koichiro
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  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01016112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 9 2005 1:13PM