LSU Receives Grant To Study Commercial Vehicle Crash Causes

Two cars in collision on roadway

Louisiana State University is receiving a federal grant to use streaming traffic camera video to study commercial motor vehicle crashes.

According to a news release Friday, LSU's Division of Computer Science will receive $773,000 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to use advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to analyze video as it comes in from multiple cameras.

The analysis also will count commercial vehicle crashes and look at factors such as congestion, other crashes and breakdowns, speed and traffic violations, and other unsafe behavior.

The researchers hope to provide insights to help Louisiana State Police reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths.

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