Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q)

Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Queensland University of Technology

The Centre is one of the leading multi-disciplinary research institutions of its type in the world dedicated to research, education to reduce road trauma. CARRS-Q operates in long-term partnerships with government, industry, international agencies, community and universities with an explicit commitment to work closely with government and give priority to developing research to inform policy directions in injury prevention and safety. The Centre's key research domains include: regulation and enforcement; intelligent transport systems and road safety infrastructure; school and community injury prevention; vulnerable road users; and occupational safety. For over 25 years, CARRS-Q has informed the development of road safety countermeasures and policies to keep the community safe on the road, investigating all aspects of road safety, from the safe introduction of automated vehicles, to the safety of cyclists and pedestrians.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
K Block, 130 Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Strengths and capabilities

  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Behavioural analysis
  • Evaluation of countermeasures
  • Policy and organisational analysis
  • Education and program development
  • Public message design and strategy
  • Traffic and transport engineering
  • Advanced in-vehicle technology acceptance and use
  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Social equity in road safety

Facilities and major equipment

  • Advanced Driving Simulator
  • Desktop Driving Simulator
  • Research vehicle + a range of analysis software and in-vehicle sensors
  • Level 4 Automated Vehicle

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