New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, and no one seems to take that reputation more seriously than Mayor Bill de Blasio. After being sworn into office in January 2014, de Blasio took on one of the city’s most infamous killers: traffic. In 2013, the year before de Blasio was elected mayor, there were 183 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes, the highest number since 2003.
In order to combat these traffic-related deaths, de Blasio launched the Vision Zero Action Plan. This initiative called for action from citizens all over New York, from lawmakers and authorities in the traffic, transit and fleet industries, and from members of each borough and local community.
When the New York City fleet first wanted to improve the safety of their operations, which includes over 29,000 vehicles, they knew they needed a highly accurate way to track collision metrics. Today, three forms of Business Intelligence (BI) are helping it make the Vision Zero initiative succeed.