The research in the division has the primary goals of reducing or mitigating the risk of injury for all road users. The Vehicle Safety researchers have access to both theoretical and experimental resources to analyse the factors leading to a crash or study the dynamic response of vehicles, structures, and individuals that cause injuries. Through our national and international collaborations, we have access to different databases containing information on the consequences of a crash as well as driver behaviour that can contribute to the cause of a crash.
The Vehicle Safety Division has a diverse research portfolio of projects sponsored by both public and private organisations. We are active in European Commission sponsored projects and contribute to many international technical committees advancing vehicle and traffic safety.
The division is responsible for teaching in the international Master’s Programme in Automotive Engineering
. We are responsible for the Vehicle and Traffic Safety course as well as advanced courses in Active Safety and Impact Biomechanics.