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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 http://www.pooledfund.org/Details/Solicitation/1427

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 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 workshop, click here: http://fot-net.eu/2nd-data-anonymization-workshop-stresses-the-importance-of-research-ethics/

To download all the presentations given at the workshop, click here: http://fot-net.eu/Documents/workshop-on-data-anonymization-31august-1-september-2016-in-gothenburg/

To download Ms. Rakoff’s presentation, click here: http://2doubmisw11am9rk1h2g49gq.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2016/09/5-US-perspective-on-anonymization_16Aug2016_Hannah-Rakoff.pdf

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 on the following link to learn more about these 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. [Read More]



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