Crash Imminent Safety (CrIS) University Transportation Center (UTC)

Researchers hope to save lives and reduce the severity of human injuries in auto accidents by looking closely at what happens in the final seconds before vehicle collisions. The goal of the Ohio State 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.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Forrest, Tamar

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    1415 Engineering Drive
    2205 EH Madison
    Madison, WI  United States  53706

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Amherst, MA  United States  01003

    North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411-

    Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

    Indianapolis, IN  United States 

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    410 West Tenth Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43210
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ozguner, Umit

  • Start Date: 20130913
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35931

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01503503
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Crash Imminent Safety University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC47
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 9 2014 1:00AM