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Evaluation of Auto Incident Recording System (AIRS)
Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report
  • Eric R. Green, University of Kentucky
  • Kenneth R. Agent, University of Kentucky
  • Jerry G. Pigman, University of Kentucky
Abstract

The Auto Incident Recording System (AIRS) is a sound-actuated video recording system. It automatically records potential incidents when activated by sound (horns, clashing metal, squealing tires, etc.). The purpose is to detect patterns of crashes at intersections for use in implementing relevant improvements. Videos of incidents and near-incidents were obtained after AIRS was placed in service at an intersection in Louisville, Kentucky on July 22, 2001. Crash reports were obtained from January 1998 through September, 2004 to; a) compare to the available data from AIRS videos, and b) compare the crashes before and after various improvements were made. A traffic conflict study was made at the intersection and the the traffic conflictdata was compared to results obtained from AIRS and to the crash summary.

Report Date
5-1-2005
Report Number
KTC-05-09/SPR277-03-1F
Digital Object Identifier
http://dx.doi.org/10.13023/KTC.RR.2005.09
Notes

The contents of this report reflect the views of the authors, who are responsible for the facts and accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the University of Kentucky or the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. The inclusion of manufacturer names or trade names is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.

Citation Information
Eric R. Green, Kenneth R. Agent and Jerry G. Pigman. Evaluation of Auto Incident Recording System (AIRS). (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric_green/10/