Safe-D has selected nine research projects for award under the Center’s first call for original research proposals. The funded projects are broadly aligned with the Safe-D primary focus area, “Promoting Safety,” and span the Center’s four key theme areas: transportation as a service, big data analytics, automation, and connectivity. Each successful proposal contained detailed plans for Technology Transfer and Education & Workforce Development, which are critical to the Safe-D mission. All selected projects build upon the strengths of the consortium members (VTTI, TTI, & SDSU), and three represent collaborative efforts among the consortium members and their associated universities (Virginia Tech and Texas A&M). These projects are expected to produce meaningful improvements in the overall safety of our transportation system while enhancing educational opportunities through student involvement and curriculum development.
Descriptions of projects are available here.