Last August, Microsoft announced its partnership with DataKind to support the Vision Zero movement in the U.S., which aims to reduce traffic-related deaths and severe injuries to zero in cities around the world. Today Microsoft and DataKind said that San Jose, Seattle and New Orleans will join New York City as the lead cities working on this initiative.
“The DataKind Vision Zero project is a demonstration of the possibilities created by bringing diverse sources of data and expertise together,” writes Elizabeth L. Grossman, Microsoft Technology & Civic Engagement director of civic projects.
“New data science analyses, using a combination of public and private data, will be designed to help local decision makers identify and evaluate which engineering, education and enforcement interventions can most effectively address each city’s local efforts to increase traffic safety for all.”
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