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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-07-0024
Project Name:   Center for Transportation Injury Research
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  September 26, 2007
End Date:  May 31, 2014
Contact Information
Last Name:  Lee
First Name:  Kunik
Telephone:  202-493-3491
E-mail:  kunik.lee@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Enabling Technologies Team [HRDO-10]
Program:   Automobile Accident Injury Research [sec. 5513(e)]
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Comprehensive Approach to Safety
Project Description:   The objective of this research project is to develop a new concept of emergency response that saves lives effectively with a different approach from traditional ones under various emergency scenarios. Other objectives in this research project are the development of a new approach, finding advanced technology needs, developing research topics, and conducting advanced research to fulfill the new approach.
Goals:   The key project objective is to establish a new concept of emergency response.
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Computer Simulation
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefits are real-time information of human or natural disasters, timely transport to the proper hospital, and quality medical service.
Deliverables: 1. Name: Research report regarding a new concept.
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief
Description: The product contains methods to respond effectively to the accident.
2. Name: Software for Emergency Response
Product Type(s): Research report, Software
Description: The product contains information on the emergency medical services system deployment in the United States.
3. Name: Truck Cab Design
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief
Description: The products contain information on how to design truck cabs to save the driver and occupants.
4. Name: Research papers.
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief
Description: The product contains research on the response effectiveness to the accidents.
FHWA Topics:   Safety--Transportation Safety Planning (TSP)
TRT Terms:   Emergency Medical Services
Disasters and Emergency Operations
Truck Accidents
Crash Injury Research
Medical Services
FHWA Disciplines:   Safety
Subject Areas:   Highways
Operations and Traffic Management


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