Skip to main content
Featured Video Play Icon

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To combat this issue and improve road user safety overall, leaders in transit, government, industry, and academia are joining forces to evaluate an innovative Pedestrian Avoidance Safety System (PASS) for transit buses. If successful, the technology could be implemented in transit fleets across the nation.

VTTI's motorcycle research can now benefit developers of self-driving cars.

This press release was originally published by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. To help ensure that two-wheelers remain a regular part of the traffic mix, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will share valuable data from motorcyclist behavior studies with autonomous vehicle developers. Sharing the data will help ensure that motorcyclists are included

Hesham Rakha and Mohammed Almannaa

Mohammed Almannaa, a third-year doctoral student in civil engineering, was named a 2019 Traffic Safety Scholar and awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the 37th annual Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Louisville, Ky. last weekend. Keeley Greene, a double major in sociology and communication, also received the award. During the conference, Almannaa,

Automotive industry leaders now have the rare opportunity to help train the next generation of connected- and automated-vehicle engineers thanks to InternHUB, a unique paid internship program at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). “We are excited and pleased to provide our partners with state-of-the-art resources and access to the talented students of Virginia Tech,

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), under contract with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is hosting the following event: FMVSS Stakeholder Meeting: Considerations for Automated Driving Systems November 28-29, 2018 at the USDOT headquarters in Washington, DC Meeting Objectives Identify potential regulatory barriers for self-certification and compliance verification of innovative new vehicle designs precipitated

The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) recently hosted its Seventh International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. Transportation researchers, practitioners, and other experts from around the world gathered in Blacksburg, Va. in August to share advancements being made in international driving safety. “This year’s symposium brought together

Media contacts: Tanya Sheres 571-335-3511 tsheres@transurban.com Anne Deekens 540-231-1548 adeekens@vtti.vt.edu Vendors to submit technologies for a chance to undergo real-world testing Transurban has invested $400,000 in a partnership with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to launch the Motorcycle Technology Evaluation Challenge (MotoTEC). Motorcyclist fatalities nationwide increased five percent from 2015 to 2016, accounting for

This press release in its original form was written and published by the National Institutes of Health. Read the original press release here. NIH study uses software and cameras to monitor teen driving behaviors. Teenage drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a collision or near miss during the first three months

The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) will host the Seventh International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research (NDRS 2018) at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg, Virginia on August 28-30, 2018. Naturalistic driving experts, faculty, students, and the public are invited to

About automated vehicles If designed well, automated vehicles have considerable potential for reducing congestion, increasing safety, and providing new transportation solutions for people who currently cannot drive. This study is one of many being conducted to determine how best to design automated vehicles. This study is investigating the potential need for additional exterior signals on

Contact

  • 540-231-1500
  • 540-231-1555

Media Contact