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.
Research highlights at CTS for 2013-2014 include measuring accessibility, supporting statewide economic vitality, developing a "super hybrid" bus, warning drivers about safety hazards, spurring transit-oriented development, and improving Minnesota's transportation system.
CTS Councils provide a forum for transportation professionals and researchers to exchange information on current transportation issues and trends.
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute
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.