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Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.

2015 Research Highlights

Research highlights at CTS for 2014-2015 include: hardier roadside grasses, tribal transportation safety, left-turn safety, maximizing system performance, clear roads in winter, well-rested truckers, increased transit ridership, more efficient buses, safer teen drivers, understanding travel behavior, better asphalt pavements, and healthy lakes and rivers.

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Meet a Researcher

Mechanical Engineering

Max Donath's most recent research has focused on applying sensors and control systems to reduce driver error and the resulting road fatalities. Other areas of interest include improved location sensing, collision avoidance, human interfaces that provide improved situation awareness to drivers, and reducing teen driver fatal crashes.