JCT Students Ensure Road Safety
A new model for enforcing speed limits on the roads using cameras was developed by students from JCT's Tal Campus, based on Game Theory. An experiment was conducted by the Israeli Police on 109 cameras throughout Israel, which showed that the model was more effective in lowering the speed limit and increasing road safety than the existing system.
"This model considers the various system constraints and builds a random enforcement level in accordance with the data. This creates a sense of uncertainty and, as a result, forces the driver to slow down at every point," explained Chana Tzur and Danit Arazi, who developed the model. The project advisor is Dr. Irit Novik.
As a result of using the new model, the same resources can produce more effective reinforcement, prevent traffic offenders from misleading the enforcement system and thus reduce the level of risk.