MicroTraffic research partners earn two CARSP awards

This week, 250 delegates from the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals met in Calgary for a fantastic conference.

Seiran Heshami from University of Calgary won top student poster for her study "Safety and performance of a network of dual-lane roundabouts". She used trajectories extracted from drone video using MicroTraffic technology to calibrate her PTV Vissim model, with simulation results subsequently transferred to SSAM for safety analysis.

Seiran from U of C used MicroTraffic to analyze three dual lane roundabouts at Crowchild Trail / Flanders Ave Interchange in Calgary, and she won CARSP best student poster for her work.

Alireza Jafari from Ryerson University won the Charles Miller Award for Best Research and Evaluation Paper at the conference. His paper is called "Predicting Crashes with Safe Systems Surrogates Obtained from Video Analytics - Implications for Evaluation of Vision Zero Safety Treaments". Alireza's modelling used large scale datasets from MicroTraffic. His models showed that defining conflict severity by potential for kinetic energy transfer and not only proximity can produce metrics with 3 times higher power for predicting collisions.

MicroTraffic is proud to support student research and proud to support the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals. If you have a research idea, please reach out to craig.milligan@microtraffic.com.

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