Two Wayne State University research groups have teamed up with the Toyota Technical Center, a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), to work on projects for TEMA's safety research center -- the Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC). Of the 10 projects announced yesterday, Wayne State University will lead two projects. The first, led by Richard Young, research professor of psychiatry in WSU's School of Medicine, and Li Hsieh, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders in WSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will focus on in-depth research and analysis of a driver's cognitive interaction with in-vehicle technologies. The second, led by King-Hay Yang, director of the Bioengineering Center and professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering in WSU's College of Engineering along with Haojie Mao, and Xin Jin, post-doc fellows in WSU's Department of Biomedical Engineering, will develop software models of a 10-year-old child and an elderly female human body for crash simulation purposes. Hilary Ratner, vice president for research at Wayne State University, is quoted in the story.
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