Traffic and Transportation Safety Lab
How can we measure and assess the safety of the traffic and transportation system while taking into account the human, road, and vehicle factors and considering the advancement in technology and vehicle automation? The TTSLab aims to investigate and advance the safety of all ground transport users by bringing together the fields of traffic engineering and behavioural sciences and developing qualitative and quantitative models and measures.
The TTSLab addresses safety problems related to ground transport and automated transport in particular, but also freight, rail, and public transport. Special focus is given to active modes (pedestrians, cyclists), who are vulnerable road users. The lab addresses research themes such as safety modelling, road users’ safety, infrastructural design and safety, vehicle automation and safety, and low and middle income countries.
Our research is based on different sources of data, such as: naturalistic studies, big data for safety analysis, virtual environments and augmented reality, surveys, and field tests. The research at the TTSLab utilizes a range of facilities available at the T&P department, such as instrumented vehicles, driving simulators, and facilities to monitor traffic (both on-line and off-line), video cameras, Radars, Wi-Fi sensors, and GPS trackers.
The TTSLab members welcome and are open for national and international collaborations with researchers, professionals, and policy makers. The research outcomes of the TTSLab form a strong theoretical and empirical basis for the various national, regional and local policy and decision-making bodies such as road authorities and ministries.