Research & Visiting Researcher Seminars



  Professor Jorge Bastos, Federal University of Parana, Brazil – 8 October-30 November 2019

SEMINAR: Collaboration Opportunities with the Federal University of Parana & National Observatory for Road Safety, Brazil

Since 2015, Jorge has been a professor at Federal University of Parana, in Curitiba (Brazil) and he is a permanent professor on the Urban Planning Master Program. Jorge coordinates the technical agreement between the National Observatory for Road Safety and the Federal University of Parana, as well as develops research on the road safety field (influence of urban environment on drivers’ behaviour, data analysis/linkage and road safety performance indicators).

  Marjolein Boele, SWOV, Netherlands – 24 October-22 November 2019

SEMINAR: Double ageing society – challenges in road safety

As a result of the double ageing of the population, the share of older road users in traffic will increase, which, through their higher fatality rate, could lead to an increase in the total number of road fatalities & serious injuries. Furthermore, older adults travel more than comparable age groups 20-25 years ago. At the same time, the number of seriously injured older road users, is increasing. This presentation also discussed cycling safety research as well as ‘Safe driving with early dementia’ study.



  Professor Marco Dozza, Chalmers University, Sweden – 18 November 2019

SEMINAR: Quantitative modelling of road-user behavior

Road users keep safe by understanding the behavior of other road-users and act accordingly. As new technology enters the traffic system (AVs or advanced driver support systems), they also need the same understanding. Quantitative models of road-user behavior (QMRB) help machines understand human actions, intent, and expectations.

QMRB may be as simple as statistical descriptions explaining single components of perception, cognition, and action. Marco presented QMRB of different complexity, derived from experimental and naturalistic data, and showed how these models can inform the design of active safety, help AVs safely interact with non-automated vehicles and vulnerable road-users (e.g. cyclists), and enable virtual assessment (e.g. NCAP).


Indigenous Road Safety – Planning for the Future Forum – 23 August 2019
  Willem Snel, Senior Advisor, Mobility & Planning, En Morgen – 12 August 2019

Re-thinking Mobility


   Queensland Road Safety Week – 27 August 2018

Innovative Directions for Older Road User Safety & Mobility

SETTING THE SCENE FOR FUTURE MOBILITYDr Mark King, CARRS-Q GOVERNMENT POLICY DIRECTIONS – Joanna Robinson, Executive Director, Road & Rail Safety, Land Transport Safety Branch, Department of Transport & Main Roads
YEARS AHEAD ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM – Paul Turner, Chief Communications Officer, RACQ SEEING AHEAD – Prof Joanne Wood, School of Optometry & Vision Science, QUT
EMERGING TRENDS IN EUROPE – Prof Divera Twisk, CARRS-Q  PANEL SESSION – The next 10 years: ensuring safe mobility for older citizens


Professor Kara Kockelman, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, University of Texas- 21 March 2018
Americans’ Plans for Acquiring, Using and Sharing Self-Driving Vehicles
  Dr Eric Hildebrand, Transportation Group, University of New Brunswick – 8 March 2018

Current issues in Road Safety Research – a Canadian perspective

  Philipp Maruhn & Sonja Schneider, Technical University Munich, Germany – 22 February 2018

VR Pedestrian Simulation and Traffic Safety Research @ TU Munich