NC Transportation Center of Excellence in Advanced Technology Safety and Policy (TSAP)

TSAP Director: Randa Radwan
UNC Charlotte Site Principle Investigator: Srinivas S. Pulugurtha
UNC Charlotte Site Co-Principal Investigator: Amirhossein Ghasemi
Research Staff: Sonu Mathew, Sarvani V. Duvvuri, Raghuveer Prasad Gouribhatla, Sravya Jayanthi,  Pouria Karimi Shahri
Funding Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation / UNC Chapel Hill


Advanced transportation technologies, while disruptive, offer both opportunities and challenges. These technologies have resulted in new travel modes such as micro-mobility and ride-hailing services and are soon expected to bring even more advanced options, such as connected and Automated vehicles (CAVs). The penetration of CAVs and other new mobility modes into North Carolina’s transportation landscape will be affected by North Carolina Department of Transportation’s involvement and support, because of the agency’s extensive responsibilities in ensuring safe and effective transportation. The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) led NC Transportation Center of Excellence in Advanced Technology Safety and Policy (TSAP) will help North Carolina Department of Transportation achieve its goals. The team also includes UNC Charlotte, NC A&T University, NC Central University, Appalachian State University, and UNC Chapel Hill Department of City and Regional Planning. The IDEAS Center at UNC Charlotte is involved in the following projects.

  1. IOT Solutions for Near Horizon Challenges in Smart City Pedestrian Travel
  2. Operational and Economic Impacts of CAVs
  3. Plan for Advanced Technology Data Readiness