Specializes in developing, manufacturing, implementing, and maintaining innovative systems for transportation research.
The Division of Technology Development and Deployment specializes in developing, manufacturing, implementing, and maintaining innovative systems for transportation research. The division collaborates with other research programs and groups within VTTI to provide innovative research support. It is continuously developing advanced systems for data collection with the goal of collecting a range of detailed data while remaining unobtrusive to participant drivers.
The division's responsibilities include: a) the technical capability and reliability of VTTI's current data acquisition systems (DAS), which have been updated to provide for increased data acquisition rates and throughput via updating of communication and processing hardware, b) the implementation, instrumentation, recovery and storage of data from a vehicle- and infrastructure-based DAS, as well as performance of offsite repairs and initial data quality checks, c) continued development of VTTI's highly integrated DAS, which offers increased research parameters and reduced unit size that will significantly decrease installation times, provide corrected vehicle dynamics data, and render improved video compression and quality, d) continued development of machine-vision capabilities related to driver, vehicle, and roadway metrics, (e) the design, development, and testing of vehicle automation and safety systems, and (f) maintaining and expanding the capabilities of VTTI and the Virginia Smart Roads.
The following VTTI facilities are maintained by members of the Division of Technology Development & Deployment:
VTTI's Scientific Data Warehouse supports the massive amounts of data generated by naturalistic driving studies.