TU Braunschweig


von Buxhoeveden, G.; Becker, U.:
Comparison of Traffic Incident Data in Individual and Public Transport.
ICSAI 2016, IEEE – 3rd International Conference on Systems and Informatics, Shanghai, China, November 2016.


2011 to 2020 has been declared the ‘Decade of Action’ by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to tackle the problem of (road) traffic casualties. To better understand the concept of safety in general and to provide simulation capabilities, transitions of a model for traffic safety have to be defined. Data from very different sources were integrated to provide a comparison of train, tram, bus, ship, car and airplane incidents. Additionally sources for normalization were integrated to allow analyses of scales from local to regional to global. With the presented tool an explorative identification of distribution functions for incident severity and mean time between failure (MTBF) rates for further model application is available. The R programming language was used to build a web-based tool for interactive data exploration and analysis.