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Daniel Blower

Dr. Blower is an associate research scientist emeritus at UMTRI's CMISST.  He has extensive experience with all the primary national crash data files, and many state crash data files. Medium and heavy trucks have been a primary research emphasis, but he has also directed projects on traffic...

David J. LeBlanc

Dr. David J. LeBlanc, associate research scientist, has been at UMTRI since 1999. Dr. LeBlanc's work focuses on the automatic and human control of motor vehicles, particularly the design and evaluation of connected and automated vehicle systems.  He has led dozens of research projects, including...

Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems heavy-truck field operational test key findings report.
This document presents key findings from the heavy-truck field operational test conducted as part of the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems program. These findings are the result of analyses performed by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to examine the effect of a...
Review of Canadian experience with the regulation of large commercial motor vehicles John Woodrooffe ... [et al.].
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 671: Review of Canadian Experience with the Regulation of Large Commercial Motor Vehicles examines the process used in Canada to harmonize heavy truck size and weight regulations across the country. The report provides insights...
Integrated vehicle-based safety systems heavy-truck field operational test methodology and results report
This document presents the methodology and results from the heavy-truck field operational test conducted as part of the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems program. These findings are the result of analyses performed by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to examine the...
Heavy trucks, conspicuity treatment, and the decline of collision risk in darkness
Introduction: The influence of amendments to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108, requiring conspicuity treatments on heavy tractors and trailers, was determined in analyses of the odds of fatal collisions in darkness. Method: Comparisons were made between crashes in which conspicuity...
Integrated vehicle-based safety systems heavy truck verification test plan.
This test plan documents the procedures that were used to verify that the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS) heavy truck platform met all its performance requirements. The document was prepared by The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Eaton...
System performance guidelines for a prototype Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety System (IVBSS) heavy truck platform.
The purpose of the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety System (IVBSS) project is to evaluate the potential safety benefits and driver acceptance of an integrated set of crash-warning technologies installed on both light-vehicle and heavy-truck platforms. The IVBSS is an integrated set of technologies...
Commercial medium tire debris study final report.
Trucking fleets and owners of commercial vehicles utilize both new and retread tires on their vehicles in the United States. Retread tires are used primarily for the cost advantage they provide over a similar new tire. Despite the advantages that retreaded tires may bring, public perception is that...
Functional requirements for integrated vehicle based safety system (IVBSS) - heavy truck platform.
The purpose of the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety System (IVBSS) project is to evaluate the potential safety benefits and driver acceptance of an integrated set of crash-warning technologies installed on both heavy truck and light vehicle platforms. IVBSS is an integrated set of technologies that...

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