Bus Drivers Risk Perception of Roadway Hazards
This paper presents a risk assessment algorithm that can be integrated within advanced safety monitoring systems of urban road networks. The research conducted is part of the MISS (Monitor Integrated Safety System) research project funded under the 6th Framework Program of the European Union. MISS aims to develop an innovative platform to dynamically sense and predict natural and infrastructure conditions, so that safety and efficiency of transport operations in multi-environmental scenarios are improved. The platform enables intelligent exchange of structured information between operational fleet vehicles and a Unified Operative Centre where information is elaborated and actions are planned. As part of the MISS program, efficient off- and online risk assessment methods have been designed to enable public authorities to better monitor and respond to hazardous incidents. These have been based on the analysis of stated preference questionnaires that have been filled in by expert bus drivers of the Bologna public transport agency.