September 2020: The Department of Transportation recently allocated nearly 2 million dollars to fund a new University Transportation Center (UTC) whose members include Ohio State University, the University of California Irvine, and the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Zak Kassas, an RNL alumnus, is the Principal Investigator of the overall multi-university center. Dr. Humphreys will lead the center’s effort at UT Austin. “We beat out at least a dozen other teams vying for this UTC,” Humphreys explains. The UTC will focus research on highly-automated transportation systems, with an emphasis on safety, security, and reliability. Read the full article here.