The Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering at GMU is establishing a lab for driving behavior and safety studies. GMU also houses several transportation-related software including ArcGIS, TransCAD, VISSIM, CORSIM, and HCS.
The project investigates how real-time conditions interact to affect driver safety performance changes. From that understanding, practitioners and drivers can make more informed decisions to reduce the likelihood of a crash.
The project suggests a bottom-up travel behavior driven approach which obtains trends in individual travel behavior first and use such information to enhance longitudinal origin-destination demand monitoring.
Extending the work that was completed for year one funding related to “Developing Highway Safety Performance Metrics in an Advanced Connected Vehicle Environment Utilizing Near-Crash Events from the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study.”
Creating a quality-aware crowdsourced road sensing system that integrates sensory data from multiple vehicles while placing more weight on the vehicles that provide high quality data to significantly improve integration accuracy.
Integrating machine learning, big data, sensor networks, and agent-based transportation modeling to prototype an algorithm that combines the power of a model-driven approach with the power of big data.