Motion Simulation Laboratory

Collaborative Stakeholders Discussion

Two individuals sit inside of the motion simulation lab while the event's title is overlayed next to them.

When: Friday, September 30, 2022
Where: 338A Davis Hall (1 - 3 p.m.) and 106 Furnas Hall (3 - 4 p.m.), University at Buffalo, North Campus

All academia, industry and community members with an interest in the field of transportation are invited to attend.

Motion Simulation Laboratory

The Motion Simulation Laboratory (MSL) serves researchers educators and training activities associated with modeling and simulation in transportation systems. The MSL is a state-of-the-art facility with simulation capabilities focused in the areas of Transportation Safety, Clinical and Public Health applications, and Education (STEM), Training, and Workforce Development.

The purpose of this event is to promote interdisciplinary collaborations. 

Prospective applications for advanced driving modeling and simulation include:

  • Impact of in-vehicle technologies
  • Effects of drugs and alcohol
  • At-risk (vulnerable) populations
  • Work zone safety analysis
  • Road signs (navigation/distraction)
  • Tire/road surface modeling
  • Human factors/cognition
  • Driver training/education/STEM
  • Road design/geometry
  • Aggressive driving/emotions
  • Vehicle automation
  • Pedestrian/vehicle interactions


  • 1 - 2 p.m.: Introduction and advanced overview (Davis 338A)
  • 2 - 3 p.m.: Lunch and collaborative brainstorming (Davis 338A)
  • 3 - 4 p.m.: Facility walkthrough and demonstrations (Furnas 106)

Please contact with any questions

One man sits in the front part of a car while a simulated street wraps around the outside of the room he is in. A man and a woman stand beside the car on a platform gesturing toward the man.
Multiple screens assist in driving simulation.
Self-driving cars in the Motion Simulation Laboratory.

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