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Hesham Rakha of VTTI’s Center for Sustainable Mobility and Osama Osman have been recognized by the Transportation Research Board for their study of machine learning techniques that can detect distracted driving behaviors. They received the User Information Systems’ 2019 Best Paper Award and presented their findings on Jan. 14 during the Transportation Research Board’s 99th

Tammy Trimble, senior research associate with VTTI’s Center for Public Policy, Partnerships, and Outreach, received the John C. Vance Paper Award on Jan. 13 during the Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting in recognition of her team’s research on the regulatory landscape of advanced vehicles. Trimble, along with colleagues at VTTI, led a team of

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In the future, vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS) that drive us instead of us driving them will become a reality. These vehicles will integrate onto roadways and may change operational interactions with other vehicles in certain scenarios. Public safety officials, such as law enforcement, fire and rescue, and emergency medical personnel routinely interact

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A trucking firm that mandated treatment for drivers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) saved significantly on other medical insurance costs, according to a new study published in Sleep. The University of Minnesota Morris led the research with contributions from Harvard Medical School and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). OSA is a condition in which

Media Contacts Maureen Vogel 630-775-2307 media@nsc.org Stephanie Arpin 860-277-8876 sarpin@travelers.com Anne Deekens 540-231-1548 adeekens@vtti.vt.edu Trucking companies that prioritize safety through their management practices and use of advanced technologies can greatly improve their performance outcomes, according to a new study from the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE). The research team worked with Travelers,

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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

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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

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