The CrIS vision and research activities directly address key MAP-21 research and technology objectives. In particular, MAP-21 safety objectives include the following 3: “Reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries on public roads”, “Fill knowledge gaps that limit the effectiveness of research”, “Advance improvements in, and use of, performance prediction analysis for decision making”, “Expand technology transfer to partners and stakeholders.” In addition, MAP-21 objectives for reducing traffic congestion include: “Acceleration of the implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems technology.”
We are excited to be involved with four of the five proposed research thrusts:
- Development of a Networked Driving Simulator Facility for Near-Crash Multi-Vehicle Scenarios;
- Driver Models for both Human and Autonomous Vehicles with different Sensing Technologies and near-crash activity;
- A General Model for Safety including The Re-Engagement Challenge; and
- Pedestrians and Cyclists and their interaction with Intelligent Vehicles.