HumanFIRST Driving Simulation Educational Development

This study aims to leverage the investment in the new HumanFIRST driving simulator and propel the laboratory’s capabilities. The study will create three distinct simulated demonstrations, initially selected to focus on control hand-offs (to human drivers) from automated vehicles, distracted driving via non-driving related, in-vehicle technologies, and speeding in pedestrian populated areas. The creation of this new content is expected to allow new funding opportunities and will facilitate the research team to share knowledge through educational and training opportunities for the regional community. These topics are key research focus areas for the Roadway Safety Institute and are core focus areas for the HumanFIRST Laboratory and its funding stakeholders.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55961
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    111 Church Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Principal Investigators:

    Morris, Nichole

  • Start Date: 20180226
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664800
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Roadway Safety Institute
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC35, CTS-2018058
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2018 1:45PM