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.

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Safe-D Student Sirajum Munira Presents at Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities


The Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities was held March 31-April 2, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Safe-D student Sirajum Munira from Texas A&M University presented research results from Safe-D Project TTI-01-01: Analysis of an Incentive-Based Smartphone App for Young Drivers.

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Safe-D Facilitates 2019 Choices & Challenges Forum at Virginia Tech


Hosted by Virginia Tech’s Department of Science, Technology, and Society on April 4th at the Inn at Virginia Tech, the 2019 Choices & Challenges forum explored the ethical and social issues around self-driving automobiles in the New River Valley region by bringing together the public and internationally-recognized experts.

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Safe-D/CARTEEH Graduate Student Leadership Development Seminar: Investing in Your Academic Writing


The Safe-D National UTC and Center for Advancing Research in Transportation, Emissions, Energy, and Health (CARTEEH) will be hosting their next Graduate Student Leadership Development Seminar, titled “Investing in Your Academic Writing” on Monday, April 1, 2019 (4:00 p.m. PDT; 6:00 p.m. CDT; 7:00 p.m. EDT).

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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.