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Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference 2017

The theme for the 2017 Conference “Technology and Road Safety” was chosen to highlight current and emerging technologies which impact road safety both positively and negatively.  In-vehicle technologies, such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (e.g. blind spot monitoring), help avoid crashes through advanced detection systems.  Two-way communication, such as between vehicles and between the vehicle and the road is also starting to emerge.  These provide each other with information, such as safety warnings and traffic information, which help prevent crashes.  The emergence of autonomous vehicles, in which automation (using artificial intelligence), operates the vehicle and the driver is merely a passenger, claims to make driving safer and more efficient.  Other systems help to detect those who are violating the law, such as red light cameras, which help identify risky driving and speeding, and drug road side detection systems which help identify those who are impaired.