The Ohio State University and the Transportation Research Center Team Awarded a Five-Year IDIQ Contract for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Posted: November 18, 2020

The Ohio State University and The Transportation Research Center (TRC) have won the bid for an Indefinite-Delivery /Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) through the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). This project, issued by the federal government, aims to reduce the number and severity of large truck and motor coach crashes on U.S. roadways.

FMCSA shortlisted the TRC and CAR team among the five teams eligible to apply for the grant during the first step. This nomination allows CAR and its partners to apply for federal grants for future projects hosted by FMCSA over the next five year, including developing and validating techniques for research involving automated driving systems and antilock brakes, electronic stability control vehicle sensors, truck and motor coach ergonomics, vehicle rollovers, driver-fatigue monitoring and other factors impacting vehicle and highway safety.

This project will serve as an excellent opportunity for CAR to expand its interdisciplinary research with professionals working in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Industrial and System Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Social and Behavioral Sciences and other related fields across the campus.

“Being shortlisted in the first step enables CAR to apply for task orders,” commented Qadeer Ahmed, Research Associate Professor with Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and current primary contact for the TRC and CAR team. “These task orders will enable students to work with TRC and other industry partners on real-world problems over the next five years.”

Written by CAR Writing Intern, David Wang

Category: Research