At PATH, our Transportation Safety research program is built on the vision that safety can be systematically improved by adopting sensible approaches that address factors including infrastructure, vehicles, road users, and the interactions among them. Newer technologies, especially in the area of connected and automated vehicles, have opened up new avenues for researchers to explore and develop safety improvements that has the potential to become mainstream and widely deployed.
Over the years, PATH’s transportation safety research activities have ranged from location based safety applications, assessing the safety performance of highway networks and managed lanes, analysis of historical crash records and safety records versus infrastructure projects and traffic data, methodologies for identifying high collision concentration locations, and cooperative vehicle-infrastructure safety solutions.
Current Transportation Safety Research
- A Comparative Safety Study of HOV Facilities with Limited or Continuous Access
- Augmented Speed Enforcement
- Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems
- On-board Monitoring of Driving Behaviors in Commercial Vehicle Operations
- Quick Clearance of Major Traffic Incidents
- The Networked Traveler- SAFETRIP-21