A training webinar series has been developed by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Safety Training and Analysis Center (STAC) for State Department of Transportation (DOT) research managers and safety, operations, and planning staff as an introduction to the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) data and Roadway Information Database (RID). Safety, operations, and planning researchers working with DOTs, the Transportation Research Board (TRB), FHWA, and other funding agencies will also benefit from viewing these webinar recordings. Please contact STAC personnel with any questions.
Following are the recordings for the webinars:
November 30th, 2016: This webinar focused on the SHRP2 NDS data covering the driver and vehicle information. The topics covered:
- Introduction to the NDS
- Access to NDS data
- The InSight website
- NDS data analysis examples
December 14th, 2016: This webinar focused on SHRP2’s RID. The topics covered:
- Introduction to the RID
- Data included in the RID
- GIS functionality
- Using the RID to support research
- Example uses of the RID
January 18th, 2017: This webinar focused on the integration of the driver, vehicle, and roadway data to support addressing research questions. The topics covered:
- Map matching NDS data
- RID links layer
- Example use cases
February 8th, 2017: This webinar focused NDS/RID research and outreach opportunities. The topics covered:
- STAC pooled fund program
- DOT research ideas
- Potential research questions
- General discussion and questions on the NDS and RID
On December 20, 2016, FHWA Administrator Greg Nadeau and Deputy Administrator David Kim attended the ribbon cutting at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) to formally open the new Safety Training and Analysis Center (STAC). FHWA established STAC to help the research community and State DOTs make use of data from the second SHRP2’s Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) and Roadway Information Database (RID).
Figure 1. Nadeau opens STAC at the TFHRC.
SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) Pooled Fund Study 4th webinar recordings now available:
The fourth webinar in this series was presented on September 20, 2016.The following presentations were offered during the webinar:
- Investigation of techniques for detecting distracted drivers using data from the SHRP2 NDS by Adam Van Horn, Research Analyst at SwRI.
- Using SHRP2 NDS data to mine new solutions using the Transportation Research Informatics Platform (TRIP) by James Pol, Technical Director, FHWA Office of Safety R&D.
You can access the transcripts of these presentations.
Because of technical problems, the audio portion of the webinar was not recorded. A separate audio recording for a second presentation given by James Pol can be heard here.
SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) Pooled Fund Study webinar recordings now available
The first few webinar recordings related to the Strategic Highway Research Program’s (SHRP2) Naturalistic Driving Study Pooled Fund: Advancing Implementable Solutions are now available:
Please see the solicitation for the NDS Pooled Fund Study.
Data Anonymization Workshop in Sweden:
Around 50 people attended the recent FOT-Net Data workshop on Data Anonymization in Gothenburg, Sweden. The 2-day workshop, held from August 31 to September 1, 2016, was an opportunity to gain insights into different ways of anonymization of field operational tests (FOT)/naturalistic driving study (NDS) video data. These data, which provide essential information on driver behavior during different driving scenarios, require a high level of data protection. The workshop covered multiple presentations by different stakeholders and discussions on various relevant topics including the role of data anonymization in vehicle automation. Ms. Hannah Rakoff from Volpe National Transportation Systems Center presented the U.S. perspective on Data Anonymization. For more information about the Data Anonymization Workshop, click here.
Phase 2 Safety IAP selections announced
In August 2014, 11 different phase 1 proof-of-concept research efforts were awarded through the SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program (IAP). The research teams used a small set of data from the SHRP2 Safety databases to conduct preliminary analyses on topics in eight different safety focus areas. We are now pleased to announce that 9 of the 11 phase 1 studies have been selected to receive additional funding for more in-depth phase 2 analyses—using larger sets of the Safety data—that will lay the groundwork for development of future safety countermeasures. A list of the selected states and projects is attached to this announcement. Please click here to learn more about the SHRP2 Safety projects.
BAA Generates Strong Response, Eight Proposals Funded to Leverage SHRP2 Safety Data
Following a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), FHWA’s Office of Safety Research and Development received numerous proposals to leverage safety data from the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) to support traffic safety improvements. Ultimately, eight proposals were funded for Phase I; six were funded as contracts with FHWA at $100,000 per project, and two were funded as cooperative agreements. Twelve different State departments of transportation were proposed as partners across the projects.