U of M researchers have received funding from the Roadway Safety Institute for nine new projects focused on advancing roadway safety. Topics range from developing a course on automated vehicle technologies to improving EMS response on American Indian reservations.
The newly funded projects are specifically focused on moving current Institute research toward implementation, positioning its researchers for future opportunities, or developing educational initiatives. Projects were required to fall under the Institute’s research focus areas of rail-crossing safety, safety on tribal lands, bicycle and pedestrian safety, connected vehicles, or safety policy.
Projects, along with their principal investigators, are:
- The Screening Effectiveness of the Commercial Driver Medical Examination, Stephen Burks
- Development of a Course on Automated Vehicle Technologies, Brian Davis
- Vehicle Automation and Transportability of Crash Modification Factors, Gary Davis
- Developing GPS Antenna Error Models for Improved Centimeter Level Positioning, Rhonda Franklin
- Improving Intersection Safety Through Variable Speed Limits for Connected Vehicles, Michael Levin
- Test and Evaluate a Bluetooth Based In-Vehicle Message System to Alert Motorists in Work Zones, Chen-Fu Liao
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Equity, and Street Funding: New Criteria for Prioritizing Multimodal Street Projects in Minneapolis, Greg Lindsey
- HumanFIRST Driving Simulation Educational Development, Nichole Morris
- Improving Emergency Medical Service Response to Motor Vehicle Crashes in American Indian Reservations, Kathy Quick