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Cities Look to New Predictive Tool to Meet Vision Zero Goals

According to a new study, cities may be able to predict where collisions are most likely to occur by collecting data on dangerous driving behaviors.

Cities across the country have signed onto the Vision Zero initiative, an ambitious program to eliminate roadway deaths completely. New York, Austin, Texas, Los Angeles and Denver all have pledged resources to pursue the ultimate goal of safer streets. These cities may have a new tool that can help predict where collisions are likely to take place.

San Francisco-based Zendrive, who has developed software that measures unsafe driving through smartphone sensors, partnered with New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering to compare hard braking and rapid acceleration habits and determine if there is a correlation to collision sites.

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