The N.C. Department of Transportation has initiated a project that will improve the process for reporting and utilizing crash data. NCDOT engaged the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) to plan, develop and deploy a modern solution to collect and generate quality data.
The project aims to produce a solution that will use current technology to conduct motor vehicle crash data and image collection and enhance the crash system’s ability to generate precise reports, traffic safety engineering analysis and safety prediction systems in a highly automated and user-friendly format.
The project is currently in the design phase, where the project team will conduct interviews with key stakeholders to obtain their input for the design of the system. The goal is to create a system that effectively and efficiently allows law enforcement to report crash data and images while producing quality reports that will be used to improve highway safety with an ultimate goal of saving lives on our highways.
The project is being conducted in four phases:
|Phase 1: Planning||Complete|
|Phase II: Design||In progress. During this design phase the UNC project team is holding a series of meetings and workshops with targeted stakeholders to gather inputs on users’ needs in an iterative design process.|
|Phase III: Development & Testing||TBD|
|Phase IV: Deployment & Testing||TBD|
For more information about NC CRIS, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.