PreDent

Using ML to promote safer driving by predicting crash hotspots.

Governments     Drivers    

Our Mission

The Problem

Car accidents are a crucial issue currently present in our world today. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for people under 30. While poor driving is an issue, this can be largely attributed to poorly designed roads and infrastructure.

Key Factors

Significant factors that affect where crashes occur include both static and continous factors. Static features include the sizes of roads, speed limits, road curvature, and billboards. Continous features include traffic congestion and the weather.

City Officials

It is important to be able to track which conditions make a road dangerous and where potential hotspots for crashes are in order to help city planners adjust in the future. Knowing what is causing hotspots is also important as it allows for smarter design.

The Community

People should also be able to know which roads and paths are the safest so that they can prepare ahead of time before driving. This ultimately promotes smarter travel. Allowing residents to quickly report accidents would also improve data collection.

Road Accident Statistics

0 people lose their lives every day on the roads across the globe.
0 billion dollars spent every year due to automotive accidents.
0 th leading cause of death in the world.

Our Process

Locating Hotspots

Using ML, we are able to detect crash hotspots by taking in features such as the size of the road, stop signs, and billboards. We also look at constantly changing features such as weather and concentration of cars. This outputs coordinates on the roads, and we render a graphical heatmap, making it simple for residents and city officials to understand where hotspots are.

Government Use

Governments (both city and state) also are able to use this to upload their city data in order to help them discover collision hotspots and figure out how to adjust for the future. We will use their data to generate heatmaps for them, allowing them to better understand the problems in their road infrastructure.

Local Use

Users can view where in their city the hotspots are, allowing them to adjust before driving. This gives drivers a peace of mind, and allows them to make safer and more informed decisions. This is especially key for new drivers who don’t have a strong understanding of their roads. They can also help governments collect data by reporting crashes which gets processed in our database, overall helping the data collection process, and adding to our heatmaps.

Team

Meet Our Team

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Ayaan
Haque

Backend
Fullstack

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Viraaj
Reddi

Frontend
Fullstack

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Adithya
Peruvemba

Frontend
UI Developer

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Ishaan
Bhandari

UI Developer
UI Designer

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Sajiv
Shah

Think Tank
Team Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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