Advancing crash investigation with connected and automated vehicle data - Phase 2

This project aims to identify training needs in the area of automated driving systems (ADS) for law enforcement officers and crash investigators to identify data available to connected and automated vehicles (CAV) that can augment modern crash investigation procedures. The objective of this project is to investigate these two topics by engaging professional collision investigators for perspectives on augmenting investigations with CAV data and reconnecting with law enforcement to identify training gaps. The research findings and products will be of interest to law enforcement, state agencies such as DOT and DMV, private sector crash investigators, and advocates for safety such as AAA Foundation. This work expands on CSCRS Project R25 Advancing Crash Investigation with Connected and Automated Vehicle Data which focused exclusively on the perspectives of law enforcement officers. Two key findings of the previous work showed that law enforcement tended to focus their recommendations on current shortcomings in collision investigation data, rather than on an expansion of data collection capabilities, and this focus was likely related to a lack of exposure to ADS technology.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $41500
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514
  • Project Managers:

    Sandt, Laura

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    UNC-CH New East Building
    Campus Box #3140
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina  United States  27599-3140

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Khattak, Asad

  • Start Date: 20210601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220803
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771373
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747113
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 7 2021 10:37AM