Enabling large scale road assessment programs using mass telematics user behaviour data

Road assessment programs have long been used to prioritise road safety interventions taking into account the physical road infrastructure highlighting areas of higher concern for potential mitigation. Although useful such techniques do not use a safe systems approach focusing solely upon infrastructure rather than considering the vehicles and behaviour upon the road network to estimate network risk levels.

This talk details new means developed within a DfT funded project utilising mass telematics localised user behaviour data to extend road assessment programs. These new techniques allow risk quantification across the entire road network not limited to strategic roads. The talk will highlight a prototype application covering a large region of the UK alongside statistical analysis highlighting the new approaches potential to better support national road assessment programmes and regional road safety work.

Dr Sam Chapman, Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder and Director, The Floow

Sam Chapman co-founded The Floow Limited, a global telematics company with a singular mission to make mobility safer and smart for all. Sam's focus is upon driving The Floow to develop cutting edge capabilities and new services to better understand risk.

Sam is involved in leading national and international R&D projects and has published more than 38​ papers in international conferences, books and journals. His publications and expertise cover a broad range of areas including ​traffic management, vehicular pollution and telematics.

Sam has won a range of awards related to understanding risk including the Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation and Prince Michael International Award for Road Safety.