Research capabilities

CASR regularly works in partnership with public and private sector organisations. Some of our research capabilities are outlined in the brochures below.

Understanding crashes

CASR has decades of experience conducting research into road crashes. To find out more about understanding road crashes, our unique data sources and the insights we can bring please click on the button below to view our information sheet.

Understanding crashes

Vehicle testing

CASR performs pedestrian subsystem testing in accordance with ANCAP protocols in our lab at Kent Town. We also operate our own advanced equipment that can perform a wide range of standard and non-standard tests for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connected and automated vehicles scenarios.

Vehicle testing

Heavy vehicle crashes

With over 40 years experience CASR leads the way in conducting in-depth crash investigations involving heavy vehicles. In the past 2 decades, CASR has investigated 99 crashes involving heavy vehicles.

Heavy vehicle crashes

Event Data Recorders

The advent of Event Data Recorders (EDRs) in recent years has opened unprecedented opportunities to understand events just prior to a crash. An EDR records various vehicle sensor data up to 5 seconds prior to a crash, and during the impact, similar to a black box in an aircraft. To date CASR has downloaded the data from 506 crash involved vehicles.

Event Data Recorders