James Sayer

University of Michigan

jimsayer@umich.edu

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Biography

Director and Research Scientist – The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

Dr. Jim Sayer has conducted basic and translational research in the areas of connected vehicle technology, advanced vehicle safety systems, driving behavior, and driver distraction at UMTRI since 1993. Dr. Sayer recently served as the Principle Investigator for the U.S. DOT’s Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Model Deployment program and Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is Chair of the University’s Institutional Autonomous System Committee, and has overseen the development of a university-wide mobility initiative.

Their Research

Big Data Drive Deployment in a Connected Vehicle Environment
Principal Investigator:
James Sayer & Yiheng Feng
Research Thrusts: Enabling Technology
Developing Decision-Making Models for AV Movements at the Unsignalized Intersections
Principal Investigator:
James Sayer & Brian Lin
Research Thrusts: Control & OperationsEnabling TechnologyModeling & Implementation
Expand Deployment of Applications for Vulnerable Road Users in Pillar 1 (Pedestrian in Crosswalk)
Principal Investigator:
James Sayer
Research Thrusts: Enabling TechnologyHuman Factors, Infrastructure Design & Management
How Vehicle Connectivity Based Eco-Routing Choices Will Impact Driver Decision Making
Principal Investigator:
Shan Bao & James Sayer
Research Thrusts: Enabling TechnologyHuman FactorsPolicy & Planning
Investigation Into U.S. Real World Lane Change Behavior for Automated Freeway Driving
Principal Investigator:
James Sayer
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations, Enabling TechnologyHuman Factors, Modeling & Implementation
Mcity Ann Arbor Connected Environment Operations and Maintenance
Principal Investigator:
James Sayer
Research Thrusts: Control & Operations, Enabling Technology, Human Factors, Infrastructure Design & Management, Modeling & Implementation, Policy & Planning