Focuses on the research, development, and evaluation of heavy-vehicle systems, operations, and data.
The Division of Freight, Transit, & Heavy Vehicle Safety (DHVY) solves complex and meaningful heavy-vehicle problems through deployment, testing, analysis, education, and outreach. With a focus on addressing real-world challenges, this Division follows a research-to-practice philosophy by translating research findings into actionable countermeasures – most recently with a strong focus on cutting-edge driver assistance and automated truck and bus technologies. With a long history of establishing key partnerships across a variety of industry and government stakeholders, DHVY has conducted innovative research-based initiatives that support the safety, health, and well-being of truck and bus drivers and all who share the roads with them.
This Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration-funded project will result in practical guidelines for safely integrating automated driving systems into current fleets for the benefit of the trucking industry, regulators, and the general public.
Data from 21,000 truck drivers were examined to determine the relationship between drivers’ personal and situational factors with being involved in crashes or moving violations.
Through funding supplied by the Federal Transit Administration under the project title “Technical Support for Transit Safety Standards and Standards Initiative,” VTTI collaborated with the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida to study transit bus ventilation in the age of COVID-19.