During the 2011 Toyota Safety Technology Seminar at the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center revealed 10 new projects consisting of research subjects ranging from driver education and collision mitigation to accident reconstruction and enhanced crash data analysis. A significant expansion in the Center’s work, these initiatives build upon the CSRC’s initial focus of working to reduce the risk of driver distraction and better protect the most vulnerable traffic populations, including children, teens, seniors and pedestrians.

Along with previously announced partnerships with University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), the projects announced at the seminar bring the total number of ongoing research programs to thirteen. The CSRC initiative will operate on an initial funding budget of $50 million over 5 years, and hopes to announce additional partners and programs over the next year.