How to Create Road Hazard Index from RoadCloud Data?

Here’s question to all data scientists, and everyone interested in safer traffic: How to make traffic in cities safer? What are the most dangerous roads in a city in terms of traffic and why? What kind of ideas do you have to take the Road Hazard Index to the next level, and who could be the users of this data for safer cities?

We at WhereOS have built a basic version of Road Hazard Index for Helsinki, Finland together with RoadCloud Oy from commercial vehicle data, taking into account ABS (anti-lock braking system) and ASR (traction control) events from the car data. This obviously depends on the road surface conditions (snow, ice, wet, dry), traffic speeds, traffic arrangements (pedestrian crossings, traffic lights) etc.

See the attached video for visualization of the Road Hazard Index.