The UFTI has a variety of laboratories and data collection resources to meet educational and research goals and needs. Additionally, the UFTI has a complete set of standard traffic data collection equipment for use in field studies including traffic classifiers, stopwatches, measuring wheels, a speed radar gun, video cameras and recorders, and portable power supplies. Several AUTOSCOPETM video detection systems, which can be used to automatically extract traffic data (such as speeds and vehicle counts) from cameras, and recorded video are also available.
The car-simulator allows researchers to conduct a variety of transportation-related studies on autonomous and connected vehicles, driver behavior, drivers with medical conditions such as Parkinson’s, ADHD, traumatic brain injuries. The driving simulator is located in the Smart House at Oak Hammock, which is a University of Florida affiliated retirement community in Gainesville, Fla.