Traffic Accident Prediction Model Using Support Vector Machines with Gaussian Kernel

  • Bharti SharmaEmail author
  • Vinod Kumar Katiyar
  • Kranti Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 437)


Road traffic accident prediction models play a critical role to the improvement of traffic safety planning. The focus of this study is to extract key factors from the collected data sets which are responsible for majority of accidents. In this paper urban traffic accident analysis has been done using support vector machines (SVM) with Gaussian kernel. Multilayer perceptron (MLP) and SVM models were trained, tested, and compared using collected data. The results of the study reveal that proposed model has significantly higher predication accuracy as compared with traditional MLP approach. There is a good relationship between the simulated and the experimental values. Simulations were carried out using LIBSVM (library for support vector machines) integrated with octave.


Artificial neural networks Accident characteristics Data mining Road traffic safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bharti Sharma
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vinod Kumar Katiyar
    • 2
  • Kranti Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Engineering RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  3. 3.School of Liberal StudiesAmbedkar University DelhiDelhiIndia

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