Almost everything we do generates data - be it posting on social media or going for a walk.
And that’s even before we start doing things like running ARRB's iPAVe down the road!
Big data quite literally refers to data that is big, as in too big for traditional data analysis. But it is often defined by the four V’s: Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity. Big data is typically high volume (quantity), high velocity (speed of generation), high variety (types and sources) and often low veracity (trustworthiness).
ARRB is a data organisation and has been using big data since before it was called ‘big data’. We use it every day for cutting edge research and to produce the robust foundations that help our clients stay safe and make informed decisions and policy.
Aside from our own data collection team, ARRB utilised a number of other sources of big data, in particular road and traffic information from phones, GPS systems and Connected and Automated Vehicles.
We are currently developing big data solutions for a range of transport applications including congestion, safety and infrastructure.
If you are an organisation interested in working with ARRB on big data for transport applications, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org