Current Projects
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Current UMass/UTC Initiative Research Projects
A Driving Simulator Evaluation of Cross-Sectional Design Elements and the Resulting Driver Behaviors
Traditionally, traffic calming techniques have been employed to reduce and / or manage vehicle speeds and increase safety for not only the driver, but also for the other roadway users. More recently, ...

 
Analysis of Driver Behavior and Operations Intersection Short Lanes
With the ever increasing demand to add roadway capacity in a safe and efficient manner, the application of intersection short lanes has increased in recent years. Short-lane intersections exist when...

 
Development and Evaluation of Infrastructure Strategies for Safer Cycling
When making mode choices for transportation, there are many factors in consideration. Further, when considering cycling as an alternative, there exist barriers and obstacles that make this choice less ...

 
Impact of Deflection Angle on Roundabout Driver Behavior
Roundabouts have been gaining popularity as an alternative to signalized intersections, due to their potential for more efficient and safe traffic operations. While several state and federally funded ....

 
Operational and Safety-Based Analyses of Varied Toll Lane Configurations
This research project is the Initial Collaborative Project for the University of Central Florida, University of Massachusetts - Amherst (UMass) and University of Puerto Rico as proposed to the USDOT ...

 
Phase II: Operational and Safety-Based Analyses of Varied Toll Lane Configurations
We are proposing the second phase of the Collaborative Project for the University of Central Florida, University of Massachusetts - Amherst (UMass) and University of Puerto Rico as proposed to the USD

 
The Effect of Roadside Vegetation and Clear Zone Design on Driver Behavior
Roadside vegetation provides numerous environmental and psychological benefits to drivers. Previous research has shown that natural landscapes can effectively lower crash rates and cause less stress a ...

 
The Impact of Vehicle Automation on the Safety of Vulnerable Road Users (Pedestrians and Bicyclists)
Autonomous systems are capable of transforming society with their ability to reduce risks and costs and improve efficiency. However, there are several challenges associated with the deployment of such...

 
Visually Impaired Pedestrian Safety at Roundabout and Midblock Crossings
Pedestrians and in particular disabled pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of transportation systems. Safety concerns increase at crosswalks of alternative intersection types (e.g., roundabouts) ...

 


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