How IoT and machine learning can make our roads safer

Ben Dickson Crunch Network Contributor Ben Dickson is a software engineer and freelance writer. He writes regularly on business, technology and politics. More posts by this contributor: Exploiting machine learning in cybersecurity Decentralizing IoT networks through blockchain How to join the networkThe transportation industry is associated with high maintenance costs, disasters, accidents, injuries and loss of life. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are losing their lives to car accidents and road disasters every year. According to the National Safety Council, 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads alone in 2015. The related costs — including medical expenses, wage and productivity losses and property damage — were estimated at $152 billion. And this doesn’t account for general maintenance and repairs costs of the road and highway systems, which earmark billions of dollars…


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