WEBINAR: Automated Analysis of Wildlife-Vehicle Conflict Hotspots Using Carcass and Collision Data

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 
10:00-11:30 am PDT

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The webinar will cover:

1) critical elements of data collection needed to inform hotspots analysis;

2) overview of an automated online tool that provides any US-state user a way to map densities and statistically-significant clusters of WVC (https://roadecology.ucdavis.edu/hotspots); and

3) next steps in automating data collection, management, reporting, and use in decision-making.

The presenter will also demonstrate a novel real-time WVC reporting system for California, which could be used to inform driver-assist programs in conventional and automated vehicles. The automated analysis tool was developed in partnership with several state DOTs to ensure utility for state agencies. The tool uses state and interstate highway maps divided into 1 –mile segments and requires some attention to data formatting prior to upload and returns to the user analysis outputs in several forms. The approaches used here are identical to those used in the scientific and technical literature, providing the user assurance that the results can be used in planning.

This webinar features research funded by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies through its partnership with the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center.

If you have any questions please contact Natalie Ruiz at natruiz@ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-7055.