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Traffic Safety Research

  • 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

    AchievePerformance objective : Improving public transportation by expanding citizens’ participation

  • Establishing future-oriented transportation environment
    • Promotion of Safe Speed 5030
    • 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 Al/video-based traffic safety and control technologies
    • Open data
      • Supporting job creation efforts by improving channels of opening and utilizing data

    AchievePerformance 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