Wejo to explore CV data safety potential 

Workzone safety event on 28 April includes experts from Google and Indiana DoT
Detection, Monitoring & Machine Vision / April 22, 2021
By Ben Spencer
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Wejo’s Matthew McCann says connected vehicle data allows DoTs to further understand driver behaviour more accurately (© Scharfsinn86 | Dreamstime.com)

Wejo is to discuss how connected vehicle (CV) data enables workzone safety during next week's National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) 2021.

NWZAW is an annual spring campaign dedicated to encouraging safe driving through highway work zones.

Wejo's solutions engineer Matthew Blackwell and assistant vice president of enterprise partnerships Matthew McCann will speak on a virtual panel with Google cloud platform account manager Chris Daugherty and Indiana DoT director of economic development Pam Fisher on 28 April.

The session – Connecting the DoTs: How Connected Vehicle Data Enables Work Zone Safety – also includes Darcy Bullock, joint transportation research programme director at Purdue University. 

Attendees can sign-up to the webinar here.

The conversations will explore the benefits of using connected vehicle data for workzone safety planning, examples of how Purdue University uses Wejo data to provide the Indiana DoT with insight on workzone safety issues and how Google Cloud's platform provides cost-effective data storage. 

Bullock says: “The infrastructure changes on our roadways are made possible by the individuals who work tirelessly to improve those roadways and help make innovations in mobility a reality."

"We must protect these key members of the community, and that starts with prioritising workzone safety. This NWZAW panel will provide important perspectives on how technology can not only help improve the future of transportation, but also protect those building that future.” 

McCann says: “With connected vehicle data, DoTs can further understand driver behaviour, and more accurately and safely plan for construction on roadways. It is our hope that this NWZAW panel will educate and inspire others to unlock the potential for data to make roads better and safer for all.” 

Michigan DoT is hosting this year's event under the 'Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives’ theme.

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