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UMTRI Transportation Safety Research Symposium

October 15, 2015 - 8:00am

UMTRI's inaugural Transportation Safety Research Symposium took place on October 15 at the University of Michigan. The day-long symposium highlighted UMTRI's interdisciplinary transportation safety research through panel sessions, Q&A discussions, and a student poster competititon with more than forty participants.

Keynote speaker was Dr. Grant Baldwin, Ph.D., MPH, Director, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC

Panel sessions included the following topics:

Panel 1: People are Not Dummies: Advanced Human Modeling for Improved Vehicle Occupant Protection 

Panel 2: Big Data: Using Data to Understand Drivers - Where They Go, What They Do, and How to Keep Them Safe 

Panel 3: Decision Making: Improving Decisions to Maintain Safe Transportation Among Older Adults 

Panel 4: Future Technology: How Technology Will Help Avoid the Crash Before it Happens