Improving Road Safety in Canada by Analyzing Vehicle Defects using Machine Learning

Local Chapter Winnipeg, Canada Chapter

Coordinated byCanada ,

Status: Completed

Project Duration: 08 Apr 2023 - 15 May 2023

Open Source resources available from this project

Project background.

The analysis of vehicle defects to aid in road safety is an important area of research and development in the automotive industry. Accidents caused by vehicle defects can lead to injuries, fatalities, and significant financial losses. Machine learning algorithms can help identify patterns in data related to vehicle defects and assist in predicting potential problems before they occur. This can help improve road safety by allowing car owners and mechanics to take preventative measures to address defects before they cause accidents. Therefore, the development of a machine learning model to analyse vehicle defects is a valuable contribution to the field of road safety and has the potential to save lives, prevent injuries and mitigate costs related to these issues.

The problem.

Vehicle defects can pose a significant risk to road safety, potentially leading to accidents, injuries, and fatalities. While regular maintenance and repairs can help address some defects, identifying potential issues early on is crucial in preventing accidents caused by mechanical failure. In this context, the development of a machine learning model to analyse vehicle defects and aid in road safety is essential. Such a model can help identify patterns in data related to vehicle defects and predict potential issues before they become a safety risk. By leveraging data from various sources, including car manufacturers, repair shops, government agencies, and telematics, the machine learning model can provide valuable insights to car owners and mechanics, allowing them to take proactive measures to address potential defects and improve road safety. Therefore, the problem statement is to develop a machine learning model for vehicle defect analysis that can aid in preventing accidents and improving road safety.

Project goals.

The goals of this project are: - To develop a machine learning model that can accurately predict the likelihood of a vehicle having a defect based on various features, such as the make and model of the vehicle, the type of defect, and the location of the defect. - To use the developed model to analyze data on vehicle defects and identify patterns and trends that could be used to improve road safety. - To provide actionable insights to car owners, repair shops, and government agencies that could help prevent accidents and improve the overall safety of the road. - To develop a scalable and sustainable solution that can be easily integrated into existing systems and technologies. - To document the entire machine learning pipeline and communicate the results of the project to stakeholders in a clear and understandable manner.

Project plan.

  • Week 1

    Research previous work/project, Data Collection and pre-processing

  • Week 2

    Data pre-processing
    Model Selection and Evaluation

  • Week 3

    Model Selection and Evaluation, Hyperparameter Tuning

  • Week 4

    Model Interpretation and Visualization,

  • Week 5

    Model Development and Testing, Documentation and Communication

Learning outcomes.

Data quality, Feature engineering, computer vision, Model selection and tuning and EDA

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