Centre for Automotive Safety Research
At the Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) we seek to understand the many factors contributing to road crashes, with the ultimate goal of eliminating harm from our road system.
CASR is internationally recognised as a leading independent research organisation in road safety, and has been at the forefront of this field for over 30 years. Our experienced, multidisciplinary team conducts high-quality research with significant real-world impact, enabling informed decision-making in the development and implementation of road safety countermeasures and policies.
At CASR we are constantly developing our advanced vehicle testing capability. With a current focus on pedestrian crash testing and advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) assessment, from mid-2019 we will also be able to test ADASs against EU/ANCAP protocols. CASR has much to contribute to the understanding of emerging automotive technologies, including autonomous vehicles.
Our in-depth crash investigation program has been a core activity since the 1970s. CASR investigators attend road crashes in metropolitan and rural areas to identify what infrastructure, vehicle or human behaviour-based countermeasures may have prevented the crash, or reduced its severity. We work collaboratively with the emergency services on-site while maintaining our independent scientific investigations.
The Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week will focus on "leadership for road safety". Held from 6-12 May 2019, UN Global Road Safety Week aims to generate demand from the public for stronger leadership on road safety, with a view towards evidence-based solutions and inspiring leaders to take action.
On 8 September 2017 an inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) 2011-2020 was announced by the then federal transport minister Darren Chester.