Researchers: Carol Flannagan, Kathleen Klinich, Jared Karlow, Andrew Leslie
Overview: UMTRI researchers have developed an online tool for visualizing the benefits of multiple safety countermeasures. The Unified Theory Mapping Opportunities for Safety Technology (UTMOST) tool was initially developed in 2007 to show the distribution of motor-vehicle crashes and injured occupants by a number of factors, and to demonstrate the effect of applying different safety countermeasures. Subsequent upgrades have implemented additional vehicle countermeasures, added legislation countermeasures, allow visualization of fatalities, and permit examination of fatalities by socioeconomic factors.
Sponsors: Toyota Settlement, National Safety Council, Ford Motor Company