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Is traffic volume correlated to Covid-19 infections?
This blog is inspired by a quote of virologist Steven Van Gucht in Het Journaal on December 9: “... what is striking is that we move more often... and we know that that is a pretty good prediction of the future number of new infections." Since vehicle counts data is closely connected to people’s movements, it is worthwhile to investigate whether Steven Van Gucht’s statement is valid, i.e., how well traffic intensity correlates with Covid-19 infections.
The EluciDATA Lab of Sirris successfully initiates three new thematic ICON projects on AI With the Flemish Policy Plan on Artificial Intelligence, which started in 2019, Flanders invests 32 million euros annually in Artificial Intelligence (AI). As part of this plan, VLAIO launched a special call...
Run-up in Brussels Traffic Towards the 2nd Covid-19 Peak
In this fourth of a series of blogs concerning the traffic situation in Brussels in times of Covid-19 restrictions, we bring an update of the development of the traffic by comparing it with pre-Covid-19 outbreak times. For the first time we got access to more than two years of historical data before Covid-19 restrictions, which enables us to extract even more insights than we could before.
TRAIL is an overall structure, which aims at fostering collaboration and research around AI in Wallonia and Brussels between universities and research centers in line with regional policies. In the last months, the EluciDATA Lab has been involved in the definition of this partnership and its...
The Small Ring of Brussels is Getting Gradually Cured from Covid-19
This is the third in a series of blogs, in the context of the MISTic project. This blog we zoom into the traffic situation of the small ring of Brussels since the beginning of the restrictions until now, guided by some elucidating visual analytics.