Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s transportation analysis research team creates predictive information, analytical methods, and vehicle systems data that impact national policy, inform consumer decisions, and shape vehicle and transportation architectures for a safe, sustainable mobility future.
Research focuses on all aspects of transportation systems solutions that help ensure a more secure energy and environmental future, including addressing safety and security challenges, informing policy decisions, increasing energy efficiency and fuel economy, improving the mobility of people and goods through all modes of transportation, systems engineering, and military transportation.
This research is funded by both the public and private sectors. Sponsors have included the US Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Defense; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Environmental Protection Agency; US Census Bureau; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; State Departments of Transportation; local planning organizations; National Research Council; and General Motors Corporation. Collaboration and partnerships with academia keep ORNL staff attuned to state-of-the-art research and development.