DOT launches prize competition, part of broader safety data initiative

The Department of Transportation is expanding its ongoing traffic safety data initiative by launching a prize competition on

The challenge, called Solving for Safety, seeks new data visualization tools that can “reveal insights into serious crashes and improve understanding of transportation safety.” DOT is calling on “solvers” from tech companies, research firms, academic institutions and more to build tools that can both analyze data for unseen patterns and visualize model simulations in service of the creation of better policy.