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Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a global leader in applying innovative technologies to improve road safety. Dr. Joshua Li, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Associate Professor of Transportation Engineering at OSU, spearheads research to help Departments of Transportation (DOTs) reach Vision Zero – a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.
Dr. Li and his team are pioneering new approaches to studying road surfaces, experimenting with advanced laser triangulation and Internet of Thing (IoT) sensors to glean insights on conditions. While promising, those technologies are also expensive to implement, sometimes costing millions of dollars to install just one instrument. Other methods to finding out road conditions are more manual.
Dr. Li and his team saw smart mobility data as having the potential to be fundamental for DOTs looking to understand road variations and make the necessary investments to reach Vision Zero. That’s why they turned to Wejo. Wejo’s sheer scale of data not only offers a cost-effective understanding of speed and vehicle location, but it extrapolates insights on road surface based on how vehicles are driving.
To learn more about how OSU worked with Wejo, including full details of the challenges, solution and results, click the below to read the full case study.