AAOSA Seminar: “Connected Vehicle Research and the Development of the Mobility Transformation Center” – Tuesday Feb 24, 2015 @7pm

AAOSA Monthly Seminar Series:


Connected Vehicle Research and the Development of the Mobility Transformation Center

by James R Sayer, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday Feb 24, 2015 @ 7pm

Location: 1123 Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building (LBME) – University of Michigan, 1101 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

*Please note the main door of LBME will be locked at 7pm!*


The presentation will cover the recent advances in connected vehicle technology, and how vehicle connectivity is being leveraged to improve autonomous vehicle development.  Included will be an overview of the connected vehicle efforts in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan, as well as the Mobility Transformation Center – including the development of M City.


Dr. Jim Sayer is a Research Scientist, and Head of the Human Factors Group, at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.   He has conducted over $55 million in basic and translational research in the areas of advanced vehicle safety systems, naturalistic driving behavior, driver distraction, driver vision, and pedestrian conspicuity since 1993.

He is an internationally recognized leader in the conduct and evaluation of field operational tests of motor vehicle safety systems and the study of naturalistic driving behavior.  Dr. Sayer recently served as the Principle Investigator for the U.S. DOT’s Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Model Deployment program, is the Deployment Director of the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center, and is an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.