Safe-D: Safety through Disruption

Fueled by the inevitable changes in our transportation system, the Safety through Disruption (Safe-D) University Transportation Center (UTC) endeavors to maximize the potential safety benefits of disruptive technologies through targeted research that addresses the most pressing transportation safety questions.

News


Safe-D Announces Next Graduate Student Leadership Development Seminar


The Safe-D National UTC will be hosting their next Graduate Student Leadership Development Seminar, titled “CAREER READINESS: Practical Tips to Help You Find a Job” on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (4:00 p.m. PST; 7:00 p.m. EST).
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Applications Now Open for 2018 Transportation Safety Summer Research Internship


Applications are now being accepting for a 10-week summer internship program at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). 

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SAFE-D Seminar Series: Effects of Geometric Design on Operations, Safety, and Human Factors


Safe-D is pleased to announce that Marcus Brewer, P.E., PMP will be visiting VTTI on December 8, 2017 to present a seminar related to geometric design in the context of new transportation paradigms. Mr. Brewer is an Associate Research Engineer in Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Roadway Design Program.

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About


Fueled by the inevitable changes in our transportation system, the Safety through Disruption (Safe-D) University Transportation Center (UTC) endeavors to maximize the potential safety benefits of disruptive technologies through targeted research that addresses the most pressing transportation safety questions. With the outstanding leadership of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in a mentoring collaboration with the new transportation research group at San Diego State University, a Hispanic-serving institute known for educating the transportation workforce, our geographically balanced consortium encompasses the largest collection of transportation safety researchers in the nation and provides unparalleled expertise, facilities, and resources to conduct impactful research towards our long-term vision. The Safe-D Center will focus its efforts in three key areas: (1) cutting-edge research by leading transportation safety experts and their students; (2) education and workforce development with programs for all levels from grade school through college to continuing education for professionals; and (3) fully supported technology transfer including practitioner training partnerships, social networking, commercialization, and intellectual property management.

Mission

The mission of Safe-D is to proactively promote safety through a data-driven collaboration among the nation’s brightest researchers.

Vision

The vision of Safe-D is a nation with a systemically safe transportation system.

Theme Areas

  • Connected Vehicles
  • Automated Vehicles
  • Transportation as a Service
  • Big Data Analytics

Director

The Safe-D consortium was assembled by the Director, Dr. Zachary Doerzaph, with the expressed intent to make significant progress toward a nation with systemically safe travel through research, education and workforce development, and technology transfer efforts.

Partner with Us

To effectively usher in the next generation of transformative technologies in transportation, the Safe-D UTC believes that it is critical to partner with industry representatives, university faculty, and young students in all Center activities. Accordingly, the Safe-D UTC is seeking partners for targeted research and development activities, educational and workforce development programs, and technology transfer efforts aimed at commercialization and deployment.