Research Utilizing the SHRP2 Safety Data to Support Highway Safety

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a pre-solicitation notice for a broad agency announcement (BAA) to fund research focused on improving highway safety through analyzing data contained in the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) Roadway Information Database (RID). The application period will close on August 3, 2015.

The SHRP 2 NDS includes data from 3,150 volunteer participants, ages 16-80, from six sites across the United States. The data collected includes video of the driver, vehicle location, forward radar, vehicle control positions, and many other data elements. These data were collected continuously from all trips taken by each participant during a one- to two-year period resulting in a data set that includes two petabytes of data covering more than five million trips and 49.5 million miles traveled.

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