Carnegie Mellon Receives $5.65 Million Federal Grant To Help Make Driving and Roadways Safer

There are about 10 million automobile and truck accidents in the U.S., one million injuries and 32,000 fatalities every year. Most of these accidents occur due to human error such as distracted driving. To help solve these safety woes, the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $5.65 million grant to establish a national research center led by Carnegie Mellon University.
“This two-year grant for a national Department of Transportation (DOT) center will help us apply high-tech to make transportation systems smarter and reduce crashes,” said Raj Rajkumar, center director and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at CMU. He also serves as co-director of two General Motors-CMU Collaborative Research labs.
Carnegie Mellon’s team includes researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.