Microsoft in partnership with DataKind Labs to end traffic-related deaths

John White By: John White
2 minute read

Home » News » Microsoft in partnership with DataKind Labs to end traffic-related deaths

Microsoft’s Tech & Civic Engagement Group and DataKind Labs are working together in a bid to eliminate traffic-related deaths and serious injuries in many urban areas across the world. The project is called DataKind Vision Zero, and its ultimate goal is to reduce traffic-related injury and death to zero.

With Microsoft’s help, DataKind Labs is in the process of expanding its services across the United States. The three newest US cities that will see the launch of DataKind Vision Zero are San Jose, Seattle, and New Orleans. And for those who are wondering: yes, New York City is already a part of the project.

The boys and girls at DataKind Labs are hoping to use traffic data to bring its Zero Vision project to life in a big way, attempting to not just reduce traffic-related injury and death but to end it completely. “We’ll be using a combination of public and private data to help local decision makers understand which engineering and enforcement interventions will be most effective to address each city’s local efforts to increase traffic safety for all,” says DataKind Labs on its blog.

With software giant Microsoft onboard, perhaps the DataKind team can make a dent in its audacious plans and help save millions of lives in the coming months and years. Just in the city of New York alone, DataKind has used traffic data to help put in place measures to stop incidents that might lead to death or serious injury. The data collected was then analyzed to understand its effects and improve on the solutions created.

For those interested in DataKind Labs and its Vision Zero project, check out its blog.

Discussions

Next up

How can I recover PowerPoint passwords within minutes?

Daniel Segun By: Daniel Segun
5 minute read

Microsoft PowerPoint presentations usually contain important, sometimes classified, documents. Hence, most people tend to password-protect such documents against unauthorized access. However, what happens if you […]

Continue Reading

5 automated receptionist software for increased productivity

Madhuparna Sukul avatar. By: Madhuparna Sukul
Less than a 1 minute read

The reception desk is the face and voice of any organization. An automated receptionist software simplifies the entire process of visitor management. Whether it’s the customer, […]

Continue Reading

Top 4 software to recover lost email account passwords

Tashreef Shareef avatar. By: Tashreef Shareef
Less than a 1 minute read

Whether you use web-based email services or desktop email clients to manage your account, emails are used for business and personal communication by almost everyone. […]

Continue Reading