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Transportation Safety Research
Safety Ops
Transportation Safety research at PATH continues to extend traditional areas of competency at PATH, mainly in vehicle-highway cooperation and communication, and "science of driving" investigations on driving behavior, and in implementation of prototype vehicle-highway safety systems. In this past year, new areas of research have extended to efficient means to investigate crashes, rail-highway crossings, and importantly to Caltrans, means to understand high crash concentrations in order to embark on road safety improvements. Specific project groupings include:
  • Intersections and Cooperative Systems - crossing path vehicle crashes, safety aspects of cooperative driver-assist systems, Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) with Expedited VII and VII California
  • Driver behavior - modeling and applications for safety and countermeasure studies of car following and lane changes, at roadway intersections, at-grade crossings
  • Employee Safety - work zone warning signals, snow removal equipment Emerging areas include speed enforcement, heavy truck safety, pedestrian safety and research with older driver safety.
Ching Yao-Chan is the Program Leader for the Transportation Safety research Program.

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