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Town should leverage Ford Mobility Safety Insights

Roadmap for a “Smart” Oakville initiative, urging Town Council to develop an ambitious and visionary innovation strategy that prioritizes transportation mobility and digitization.   Ford Mobility’s Safety Insights Platform enables cities to streamline what can be a costly and time-consuming process of accessing and analyzing transportation data so that decisions surrounding infrastructure projects and road safety improvements are based on best practice data collection and analysis.  This includes the ability to analyze crash data, aggregated and de-identified connected vehicle data, and more – all through a streamlined, automated solution.   Furthermore, the platform’s tools help calculate predictions for potential solutions that forecast the impact on safety and cost savings to the overall economy of installing features like flashing lights, roundabouts, median barriers, speed restrictions, or pedestrian countdowns.   The City of Windsor recently became the first Canadian city to collaborate with Ford Mobility by leveraging the Safety Insights platform. Oakville too should look for opportunities to improve the efficiency and safe movement of people and goods by leveraging data-driven tools.   To that end, the Oakville Chamber will continue to encourage the Town of Oakville to commit to actions to modernize and innovate as part of the Town’s economic health and recovery.   To learn more, please visit   – Faye Lyons, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy