Engineering Company Will Address Multi-Factor Crash Analysis
Littleton, MA – June 1, 2022 - KEA Technologies (KEA), a provider of engineering services, product development, and independent lab testing services announced today that it has been chosen by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety Research & Development (R&D) to provide a Multiple-Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) for Technical Support Services for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Safety Research and Development. KEA will apply its vast engineering and scientific experience to analyze traffic crashes: why they occur, key factors that lead to varying levels of crash severity and provide an understanding of what leads to different levels of injury outcomes. The agreement is a five-year contract.
KEA is a leading North American engineering services firm and has worked with numerous transportation entities to provide research and engineering for improved safety and operations. For FHWA, KEA will specifically research and analyze the combination of contributing factors to crashes and the resulting impacts. These include human factors, vehicle factors - including connected and automated vehicle elements - physical environment factors - including roadway and roadside factors - and demographic and socioeconomic factors.
“To truly make a change in safety requires deep understanding of all the factors that can contribute to a crash and its outcomes,” said Dr. Bud Zaouk, CEO of KEA. “Our data-driven optimization strategies and experience help organizations like the FHWA to build factual analysis that allow them to create a safer environment and improved outcomes. With a combination of technology, data, and research, they can better understand vulnerabilities and hazards to improve or avoid.”
The KEA engineering team will also provide multidisciplinary support to build data-driven optimization strategies that address safety and operations. The project may include other disciplines that support the needs of the infrastructure owners and operators as needed.
About KEA Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 2015, KEA is a leader in engineering services, product development, and independent testing services for the transportation and other related industries. In addition to providing a wide array of independent testing out of its lab in Littleton, MA, KEA is a valued product development partner to its clients, helping to identify the root of any testing issues and enable clients to get to market faster, safely. KEA staff have excelled in innovative transportation R&D for the past 25 years and hold extensive subject-matter expertise regarding advanced engineering research, development, testing, and evaluation that has been applied to other industries such as defense and the oil and gas sector. KEA’s team of world-renowned consultants hold expertise in various engineering disciplines and the standards, regulations, specifications, and recommended practices that are pertinent to their fields of expertise. For more information, visit www.keatechinc.com.