A research team led by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will explore how to configure automated driving systems to address situations involving first responders and construction zones in a safe, reliable manner. The study is funded by a $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
With a $2.3 million award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Masoud Agah are working to revolutionize a testing process for harmful pollutants, in particular, for truck drivers.
What should drivers know about emerging vehicle technologies? Graduate student and VTTI researcher Alexandria Noble is studying driver training methods and received an award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for her research.
A group of engineering graduate students won the international championship for the 2019 Collegiate Student Safety Technology Design Competition, hosted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the Netherlands last week.
A team of Virginia Tech engineering students is advancing to the global round of the Student Safety Technology Design Competition, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They will present their prototype safety system aimed at reducing injuries for vehicle occupants during a rear-end collision.
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and North Carolina A&T State University are evaluating whether an automated shuttle system could improve public transportation access for vulnerable road users, such as the elderly and people with disabilities.