Motor vehicle crashes are the single largest public health crisis facing the U.S. In 2015 there were nearly 35,000 fatal crashes.
Crashes are the leading cause of death of people under 35 years old (in the U.S.) They also account for 2.3 million patient visits to emergency rooms across the country and cost Americans over $240 billion per year in terms of medical and work loss.
Research being conducted at the University of Michigan is playing a key role in the reduction of negative societal impacts associated with transportation around the world.
Read more about our research here:
Ding Zhao, Henry Lam, Huei Peng, David J. LeBlanc, Shan Bao, Kazutoshi Nobukawa, Christopher S. Pan, “Accelerated evaluation of automated vehicles based on importance sampling,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2016.
Ding Zhao, Huei Peng, Henry Lam, Shan Bao, Kazutoshi Nobukawa, David J. LeBlanc, Christopher S. Pan “Accelerated evaluation of automated vehicles in lane change scenarios,” in Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
Ding Zhao, Huei Peng, Shan Bao, Kazutoshi Nobukawa, David J. LeBlanc, and Christopher S. Pan, “Accelerated evaluation of automated vehicles using extracted naturalistic driving data,” in 24th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 2015.
Ding Zhao, Xianan Huang, Huei Peng, Henry Lam, David J. LeBlanc “Accelerated Evaluation of Automated Vehicles in Car-Following Maneuvers,” under review, arXiv:1607.02687, 2016.