Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
UMTRI carries out short- and long-term research projects in broad areas involving accident data collection and traffic safety analysis, bioengineering, human factors, mechanical engineering, psychology, economics, public policy, and all aspects of the science of driving. In addition, numerous multidisciplinary research programs are currently being conducted with other units of the University involving specialized areas of engineering, business, medicine, and public health.
The UMTRI Library houses one of the world's most extensive collections of literature on traffic safety. It reflects the diversity of disciplines that the field comprises: biomechanics, lighting, vehicle dynamics, driver behavior, and injuries from motor-vehicle crashes.
Recent deposits include:
- Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems field operational test plan
- Relationships among driver age, vehicle cost, and fatal nighttime crashes
- Truck mirrors, fields of view, and serious truck crashes