John Woodrooffe heads UMTRI's Vehicle Safety Analytics Group. He is responsible for nationwide surveys of Trucks Involved in Fatal Accidents (TIFA) and Buses Involved in Fatal Accidents (BIFA), and the analytical modeling and research to advance statistical methods for road and vehicle safety analysis. He is an international expert on policy and safety evaluation of combination vehicles.
Prior to joining UMTRI, Mr. Woodrooffe founded the Road Vehicle Research Program at the National Research Council of Canada and developed it into a successful, internationally-active heavy truck research laboratory. He was a consultant to Australia's National Road Transport Commission for a unique three-year performance-based standards development project that produced a new performance-based regulatory system for large vehicle combinations. He has also served as chair of the Large Truck-Tractor Trailer working group for the 21st Century Truck Program through the U.S. Department of Energy. The program evaluated vehicle systems and forecasted the probable influence of emerging technology on fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
Mr. Woodrooffe holds master's and bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa.