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Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center

As they examine the events that occur in the final seconds before a vehicle collision, researchers at The Ohio State University’s Crash Imminent Safety (CrIS) University Transportation Center (UTC) strive to reduce the severity of human injury in automobile accidents, reduce the occurrence of accidents and to ultimately save lives in doing so.

The goal of the university’s new Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center (UTC) is to increase understanding of technology design and improve the ways humans interact with intelligent, autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. The research will include developing advanced accident simulators, performing extensive modeling, analyzing past accidents and developing autonomous vehicles – all with the goal of making the U.S. transportation system the safest in the world. The UTC research team comprises over 20 faculty and researchers from Ohio State and partner universities, including Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The center and its research are funded by a U.S. Department of Transportation grant. Providing about $6 million to CrIS UTC, the award has supported the center’s operations for its first two years of operation, and continues its support.

To learn more about the University Transportation Center, view the website here.