Steve O’Hern is an Assistant Professor in Sustainable Transport at the Transport Research Centre Verne. His research aims to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all. His areas of interest include sustainable modes of transportation, road safety, connected and autonomous vehicles, infrastructure design, road user behaviour, simulation, big data and network modelling.
I work as a lecturer in the fields of transport, logistics and futures studies at Tampere University, Faculty of Built Environment, Transport Reseach Centre Verne. Within these areas, I have a broad field of interests, including e.g. transport safety, freight transport systems, futures of transport and transport transformation.
Field of expertise
Futures of transport and mobility; transport safety, freight transport system; futures studies
In addition to positions of responsibility related to the university and the Faculty of Built Environment, I'm involved in Nordic Road Association in the committee of road safety, in the working group on transport system in Tampere city region as well as in transport safety forum in Tampere Region. I'm also in the board of Finland Futures Academy.
Utriainen, R., Pöllänen, M. 2021. How automated vehicles should operate to avoid fatal crashes with cyclists? 2021. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 154, 106097. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2021.106097
Utriainen, R. 2020. Characteristics of Commuters’ Single-Bicycle Crashes in Insurance Data. Safety. 6, 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/safety6010013
Utriainen, R., Pöllänen, M. 2020. Prioritizing Safety or Traffic Flow? Qualitative Study on Highly Automated Vehicles’ Potential to Prevent Pedestrian Crashes with Two Different Ambitions. Sustainability. 12, 3206. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083206
Utriainen, R., Pöllänen, M., Liimatainen, H. 2020. The safety potential of lane keeping assistance and possible actions to improve the potential. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles. 5 (4), 556-564. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIV.2020.2991962
Utriainen, R., Pöllänen, M. 2018. Review on mobility as a service in scientific publications. Research in Transportation Business & Management. 27, 15-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2018.10.005
Utriainen, R., Pöllänen, M., Liimatainen, H. 2018. Road safety comparisons with international data on seriously injured. Transport Policy. 66, 138-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.02.012