The ITS Institute carries out research using several different dedicated labs and facilities on the Twin Cities campus and at the University's Duluth campus.
The HumanFIRST Program conducts research into human interaction with complex technical systems, specializing in the simulation of real-world environments to study driver control and behavior.
The Intelligent Vehicles Laboratory consists of several vehicles including an instrumented tractor trailer and snowplow; high-accuracy differential global positioning systems (DGPS); radar technologies; and augmented displays for driver-assistive technology research.
The Minnesota Traffic Observatory (MTO) is a transportation laboratory focusing on testing and evaluation of new transportation management and operational strategies and traveler information technologies.
The Northland Advanced Transportation Systems Research Laboratories are located on the University's Duluth campus and conducts research on cold-weather transportation systems and the transportation needs of small cities.
Policy & Planning for ITS is a federally funded research program designed to equip transportation and infrastructure professionals with the technological tools to address congestion and other system challenges in the coming years.