WIT Press

TOWARDS SAFER ROADS AND STREETS USING AI AND ENGINEERING

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI970191

Volume

19

Pages

18

Published

1997

Size

91 kb

Author(s)

Douglas J. Wilson

Abstract

TOWARDS SAFER ROADS AND STREETS USING AI AND ENGINEERING Douglas J. Wilson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNITEC Institute of Technology Private Bag 92025 Auckland, New Zealand. email : dwilson@unitec.ac.nz Roger C.M. Dunn Department of Civil and Resource Engineering The University of Auckland Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand. email : rcm.dunn@auckland.ac.nz ABSTRACT This paper briefly outlines expert systems and in particular the development of a software package, utilising artificial intelligence technology, that will determine street junction treatment and control. The paper then disscusses New Zealand’s road safety statistics over recent years and compares them with similarly motorised countries. A significant proportion of accidents in New Zealand occur at junctions, consequently any initiatives that can be taken to reduce accidents at junctions has major social and economic benefits and incentives. This expert system will determine the appropriate form of t

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