SAFER-SIM is a multidisciplinary Center that focuses on innovative approaches using simulation to promote traffic safety, ranging from microsimulation to human-in-the-loop simulation. SAFER-SIM sponsors research using simulation to study traffic safety, promotes outreach activities in STEM areas, and aids workforce development efforts in transportation safety.
SAFER-SIM promotes the study of how road users, roadway infrastructure, and new vehicle technologies interact and interface with each other using microsimulation and state-of-the-art driving, bicycling, pedestrian simulators. Our platforms can be used to not only understand present needs, but also to evaluate and develop futuristic technologies. SAFER-SIM projects will use simulation technology to address the following safety topics:
Proposals are due November 30, 2017
Award Decisions will be made by February 15, 2018
Project to begin Summer or Fall Term 2018
In addition to research projects, proposals are welcome for course development and STEM outreach activities involving simulation and a transportation safety theme. Please contact the SAFER-SIM representative from your University for more information. More details and proposal forms can be found at https://safersim.wufoo.com/forms/mukakdb1ci92zs/
One of the largest simulators in the world, the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at the University of Iowa, was recently used to conduct a study of automated driving as part of a SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center research project. The Center is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research using simulation techniques to address safety issues prioritized by the U.S. Department of Transportation.