The first blog about the results from the Regional Public Good “Improving vehicle safety standards in Latin America and the Caribbean through the adoption of UN Regulations and consumer information systems” According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD), road traffic accidents killed approximately 110,000 people in the LAC region in 2017, and left many more severely disabled. … [Read more...] about Improving the Crash Safety Performance of Vehicles Saves Lives
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (#WDoR) – initiated by the UK’s RoadPeace Founder in 1993, adopted by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) beginning in 1995, and formally endorsed by United Nations, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/5, 2005 – is commemorated on the third Sunday in November. In the years since the day was first … [Read more...] about Road traffic deaths disproportionately affecting developing countries: Could technology help us tackle speed enforcement?
We are standing in front of a small electric autonomous shuttle. Instead of a steering wheel, pedals and a driver, it has screens that show information about the climate, destinations and nearby places. An autonomous vehicle with 6 LiDARs, 2 radars and 4 cameras instead of rear-view mirrors. This transport system uses machine learning algorithms that run on a high-performance … [Read more...] about A driverless world: Autonomous, 3-D and Cognitive
Measuring accessibility in cities with mobility data platform APIs (/navigation app APIs) We live in a data-driven world where 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is produced every day. These huge quantities of information provide the basis for an unprecedent richness of knowledge if structured and processed. The good news is that many of these data sets are freely available and … [Read more...] about Unlocking the potential of open data for transport policy-making
The transport sector is facing unprecedented changes. New mobility solutions and services promise a transformative effect of the traditional mobility landscape. The outcome of the transformative change in the mobility sector is still largely uncertain. However, there are major trends observable, which raise far-reaching questions. In the following we dive deeper into three of … [Read more...] about The road ahead – 3 views on what the future of mobility may bring to Latin America and the Caribbean’s