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Traffic Safety Research


  • Overview of Traffic Safety Research
    Overview of Traffic Safety Research
    Administration Goal and Strategy of Traffic Safety Research
    Administration goal
    • Quantitative objective: 1.0 casualty per 10,000 vehicles
      (Fewer than 3.2 casualties per 10,000 commercial vehicles)
    • Non-quantitative objective: Promotion of advanced traffic culture by providing non-discriminatory service
    Implementation strategy Improving scientific traffic safety research and data-driven information services
    Facilitation of people-oriented traffic culture
    • (Promotion of Safe Speed 5030) Facilitating the switch to pedestrian-oriented traffic environment
    • (Improving convenience) Enhancing the right of movement by improving the universal transportation service
    • (Expanding the education of vulnerable users) Expanding the tailored education of vulnerable users such as children and senior citizens
    • (Safety management of daily life spaces) Enhancing research and reviews to improve pedestrian safety
    • (Managing service blind spots) Improving the convenience of citizens of small and medium-sized cities
    Improving the services and safety of commercial vehicles
    • (Better identification of cause) Expanding the scope of traffic accident investigation involving commercial vehicles)
    • (Enhancing truck safety) Establishing the truck safety management system
    • (Preventing accidents involving two-wheeled vehicles) Enhancing safety training for drivers of two-wheeled vehicles
    • (Improving public transportation service) Enhancing the safety management of chartered bus operators
    • (Incentivizing) Establishing grounds for incentives and setting up government support policies

    Performance objective: Improving public transportation by expanding citizens’ participation

    Establishing future-oriented transportation environment
    • (Smart city) Improving future mobility based on shared vehicles
    • (Encouraging local governments) Promoting consulting for local governments with poor traffic culture index
    • (Introduction of topnotch technologies) Researching integrated payment and AI/video-based traffic safety and control technologies
    • (Open data) Supporting job creation efforts by improving channels of opening and utilizing data

    Performance objective: Establishing the base of data-based scientific safety management

  • Traffic safety research studies (as of 2019)
    • Government R&D
      • Development of technologies for smart mobility and sharing parking spaces (2nd year)
    • Government-commissioned Research
      • Research on pilot project on express/intercity bus that wheelchairs can safely board
      • Research on traffic-vulnerable users in 2019
      • Research on measures to enhance and expand road traffic safety and related content
      • Research on improving the convenience of traffic-vulnerable users and related laws and regulations
      • Research on substitute drivers and related policies
      • Research on measures to reduce accidents involving rental vehicles
    • Research project
      • Research on AI-based spatial data production for public transportation
      • Research on traffic safety analysis per speed change in an autonomous driving environment
      • Research on evaluation methodology of bus passengers’ risk exposure
      • Research on senior-friendly crossroads based on traffic medicine and automobile engineering
      • Research on identifying indices to reduce fine particles and greenhouse gas from transportation and their measurements
      • Research on factors affecting the fatigued driving of truck drivers reflecting their life cycles
      • Research on the causes of traffic accidents involving commercial vehicles (corporation-owned taxi)
      • Research on the methodology of managing traffic accident casualties
      • Vehicle mileage stat of 2018