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SAE International Project Manager Annie Chang to Moderate Session on Road Safety Analysis at ITS World Congress

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 28, 2017 - Annie Chang, project manager for SAE International’s Global Ground Vehicle Standards division, will host and moderate a session on road safety analysis on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at 11:45 a.m. during the ITS World Congress in Montreal.

Titled, “Stop Waiting for Crashes to Occur: Video Analytics for Road Safety Analysis,” the session will explore various techniques for non-crash based road safety analysis, provide an overview of state-of-the-art practice for surrogate safety analysis, and highlight a partnership that leverages video analytics and machine learning to document traffic conflict events. In addition, the panel will discuss the application of surrogate safety measures in developing countries, and offer details on a computer vision tracker that automatically identifies conflicts between road users in very low resolution.

Panel speakers will include:

  • Luis Miranda-Moreno, Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada

  • Charles Chung, CEO, Brisk Synergies Tech Corp., Canada

  • Nicolas Saunier, Associate Professor, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

  • Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Researcher, Microsoft Research, USA

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Jack Pokrzywa, director of ground vehicle standards for SAE, also will participate in the conference. Pokrzywa will sit on a panel that will discuss the topic: Advance the development of CAV Technologies through effective testing.

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