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VTTI's 25th Anniversary Celebration

On Nov. 15, 2013, VTTI celebrated 25 years of advancing transportation through innovation. The institute opened its doors to hundreds of members of the community who took tours of the Smart Road and the Virginia Department of Transportation 511 Center; saw demos of transportation research efforts into connected-vehicle technology, automated vehicle technology, naturalistic driving, and efforts to deter distracted driving; and saw a demo of the Valeo self-parking car and General Motors’ luxury crossover 2013 Cadillac SRX.

Guest speakers included Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board and a 1992 alumna from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences with degrees in political science and international studies; John Capp, director of electrical systems for GM; and Nat Beuse, associate administrator for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Research division.

25 Years and Counting

Person signing document Aerial shot of a highway Construction on bridge Partially built Smart Roads bridge Construction on Smart Roads bridge Tractor trailer on highway Motorcycle and car Construction on Smart Roads bridge Tom Dingus Groundbreaking of Smart Road Smart Roads bridge Tractor trailer on roadway Smart Road opening celebration Dedication ceremony for Smart Road Data acquisition system Teen driver texting in vehicle Drawing of VTTI main building Smart Roads intersection Tom Dingus and Sen. John Warner VTTI DAS unit VTTI data servers Warren Hardy with the crash sled MiniDAS Tire testing system Motorcycles Tom Dingus