General Motors and Inrix have collaborated on a cloud-based solution designed to allow transport agencies to make their roads safer.
The first product on the GM Future Roads platform, Safety View is now available in the US and provides access to critical safety and demographic datasets in a single application.
Designed to "help identify hazardous segments and evaluate the impact of a Vision Zero action plan", it uses crash, vehicle and vulnerable road user data from the US Census "to help prioritise and measure the effectiveness of roadway safety projects and their impact on communities".
“Last year, we previewed GM Future Roads, the technology platform born from our innovation team, which uses data analytics to create insights to help support safe roadways and communities," said Alan Wexler, GM senior vice president, strategy and innovation."
"Our work with Inrix is the first product of the GM Future Roads platform as we work to proactively create digital safety solutions. By offering a cutting-edge mobility analytics product, we’re helping public agencies make informed safety decisions for their communities.”
Bryan Mistele, co-founder and CEO of Inrix, pointed to the 'alarming' rise of road injuries and fatalities in the US.
“This collaboration extends Inrix IQ – our SaaS-based platform for cities and road authorities – by providing access to powerful insights about roadways to improve safety for all road users," he said.
The companies say Safety View will allow agencies to accelerate the funding application process for road safety projects "by providing the required datasets and analytics tools you need in one place".
The recent $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes about $5 billion in discretionary funds as part of the Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program, which aims to reduce traffic incidents.