Motorcycle Research Group

The Motorcycle Research Group was born from a history in transportation research, concern about the increasing numbers of motorcyclist fatalities and injuries, and the excitement of a large number of VTTI engineers, staff, researchers, and family who are riders. The group focuses on riders and their machines while considering other factors in the surrounding transportation system. Group researchers recently completed the first large-scale naturalistic driving study of motorcycles, the aim of which was to explore motorcycle crash causation and develop crash countermeasures.

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Shane McLaughlin
Group Leader

Group Faculty

Robert McCall

Research Associate

Cameron Rainey

Research Associate

Andy Schaudt

Project Director

Vicki Williams

Human Factors Engineer