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TRL launches collision analysis system

The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is launching a new-generation, ‘cloud-based’ version of MAAP, the world’s most widely used off-the-shelf road traffic collision data software, which TRL has supplied in the UK and globally since the 1980s. The new MAAPcloud version is seen as a better fit with today’s technological environments, and offers additional capabilities for the road safety professionals that use it. Cloud computing represents a radical change in the way organizations use and pay for ICT. Instead of hosting applications and data on an individual desktop computer, everything is hosted in the ‘cloud’; a collection of computers and servers accessed securely via the internet or a private network. With the UK Government committed to expanding the use of cloud technologies in the public sector, authorities are increasingly planning a future free from the constraints of local IT infrastructures, and are considering new opportunities for collaboration with partners.

MAAPcloud has been designed to allow flexible deployment, so that police forces, local authorities and other road safety stakeholders can share a system and reduce costs. This creates opportunities for cross-border and regional collaboration, further reducing costs to individual authorities and enabling data sharing. Moving the entire system to an online environment enables authorized users to access powerful analytical tools from any PC, not just those with desktop software pre-installed. Data are made available to all members of the relevant road safety partnership, including the latest collision and casualty figures, as soon as they are released in the system. MAAPcloud has been designed and developed by TRL and is hosted on secure servers. Road Safety Analysis (RSA), which supplies MAST Online, a web-based road risk analysis tool that is used by a majority of UK highway authorities, will be collaborating on MAAPcloud and will have responsibility for its UK distribution.

January 24, 2013

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