INTRAS (Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety) is an interdisciplinary research centre of the UV (University of Valencia), founded in 1995, dedicated to the scientific and applied research, the development and innovation, the training and advising in the field of road safety and traffic accidents, mainly from the point of view of the human factors and the driver’s behaviour with the vehicle, the infrastructures and the police controls.
It is composed with teachers and researchers from several departments of the University of Valencia. Moreover, it counts upon its own research, technical and administrative staffs.
INTRAS focuses its activities on:
- The scientific and applied research, taking part to several national, European and international programmes. Furthermore, it develops these activities in collaboration with public and local institutions and with private bodies aiming to facilitate the R&D and the technological transfer.
- The academic and professional training, through PhD and master’s degree of the University of Valencia programmes, as well as other training courses specially designed for different audiences.
- The advising and development of solutions for both public and private organizations in the fields of transport, mobility and road safety at local, national, European or international level.
- The diffusion of its studies results, developments and researches to academic entities as well as to social communication aiming to promote the improvement of road safety.
The Institute has participated in more than a hundred of these projects for administrations, institutions and companies nationally and internationally, in order to know better and provide more efficient responses to specific and global problems related to traffic and security.