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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

Jean Paul “J.P.” Talledo Vilela is an embedded hardware team leader in the Center for Technology Development at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). The department in which he works, the Hardware Engineering Lab (HEL), develops connected- and automated-vehicle systems for use in the institute’s research studies and test-bed applications. We went down to the

Driving researchers and practitioners worldwide recently gathered in Blacksburg, Va., for the Fifth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research, hosted by the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. “This year’s symposium was our most successful one yet,” said Myra Blanco, director of the institute’s Center for Public Policy, Partnerships,

As U.S. Sen. Mark Warner discovered this week, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute-affiliated Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation is driving the latest advancements in tire and vehicle testing, modeling, and simulation for the next generation of vehicles. On August 16, Warner visited the center to get a first-hand look at its endeavors in enhancing

In addition to causing headaches, traffic congestion costs drivers and legislators time, money, and environmental resources. To address this issue, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute have developed an award-winning automatic congestion identification model that can map and calculate the impact of weather and road visibility on traffic. Researchers in the institute’s Center for

Blacksburg, Va., June 6, 2016 – Students interested in the field of transportation will have a unique opportunity to interact first-hand with industry researchers and professionals during the inaugural Women in Transportation Seminar – The Future of Transportation, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg, Va. The

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