Research

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.

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Bicycle commuting improves public health, reduces medical costs

A new study by U of M researchers shows that bicycle commuting in the Twin Cities metro area reduces chronic illness and preventable deaths, saving millions of dollars annually in medical costs.

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Meet a Researcher

Research Fellow
Mechanical Engineering

Brian Davis' research focuses on the development of enabling technologies for intelligent vehicle applications. This work has included the development and integration of systems including GPS/GNSS, cellular networks, LIDAR, RADAR, embedded computing, machine learning and computer vision for applications in roadway mapping, driver assist and lane-departure warning, vehicle tracking, work-zone safety, and connected vehicles.