CrIS - Crash Imminent Safety
A U.S. DOT University Transportation Center
The goal of the 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.
The center and its research will be funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The university will receive $1.41 million in 2013 and has requested an additional $1.5 million for 2014. The award and associated cost sharing total $4.3 million over the first two years of operation.
Partner universities working with Ohio State on the UTC are Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis; North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro; University of Massachusetts in Amherst; and the University of Wisconsin in Madison.