Development of an accident risk assessment tool for freight transport in Finland

Risto Tuominen, Ari Sirkiä, Veli-Pekka Kallberg, Tony Rosqvist, Erkki Kotikunnas

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

    Abstract

    A prototype of a computerized accident risk assessment tool for freight transport in Finland has been constructed based on a concept developed earlier in the study project. The tool is based on a realistic description on the road, rail and waterway net-works, and real data on traffic flows and the occurrence of injury accidents on freight transports in Finland. The estimates of accident risk are based on Bayesian models. The output from the tool includes the probability of an injury accident and the expected numbers of persons injured or killed within a journey or journeys required to deliver a given amount of cargo from one place to another by the transport means and route as specified by the user. An interactive graphic user interface with map applications is provided to support routing and planning of transports in the network models. The prototype tool is applicable to freight transport by road, rail, or water, as well as to multimodal transports combining these. The risk of accidents in trans-shipments and other handling of goods within a specific transport assignment are also considered.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Transport Conference (ETC) 2006
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventEuropean Transport Conference 2006, ETC 2006 - Strasbourg, France
    Duration: 18 Sep 200620 Sep 2006

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Transport Conference 2006, ETC 2006
    CountryFrance
    CityStrasbourg
    Period18/09/0620/09/06

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    Risk assessment
    Accidents
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    User interfaces
    Planning
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    Keywords

    • risk assessment
    • freight transport
    • accidents

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    Tuominen, R., Sirkiä, A., Kallberg, V-P., Rosqvist, T., & Kotikunnas, E. (2006). Development of an accident risk assessment tool for freight transport in Finland. In Proceedings of the European Transport Conference (ETC) 2006
    Tuominen, Risto ; Sirkiä, Ari ; Kallberg, Veli-Pekka ; Rosqvist, Tony ; Kotikunnas, Erkki. / Development of an accident risk assessment tool for freight transport in Finland. Proceedings of the European Transport Conference (ETC) 2006. 2006.
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    Proceedings of the European Transport Conference (ETC) 2006. 2006.

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