Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Highlights

VTTI at BAM Forum


Wednesday, June 23

  • Navigating the Shift Storm, Michelle Chaka

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Wednesday, June 23

  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Projected 2020 Fatality Rate of 1.37 is Unprecedented: How Will This Impact Deployment of Automated and Connected Technologies? Michelle Chaka & Zac Doerzaph

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VTTI researcher with teenager drivers as part of the Sharing the Road program
Community Engagement

Myra Blanco |

Connected vehicle on I-66
Connected Corridors

Mike Mollenhauer |

Crash SLED Lab

Warren Hardy |

Smart Roads bridge
Electric Vehicles

Luke Neurauter |


Kevin Kefauver |

Photo from a demonstration on the Surface Street expansion
Vulnerable Road Users

Charlie Klauer |

Research Highlights

Blacksburg Transit bus
COVID Transit Barrier

Andrew Krum |

Smart Roads bridge
VTTI Impact

Myra Blanco |

Work zone
Work Zone of the Future

Mike Mollenhauer |

VTTI Divisions

Aerial view of highway

Data & Analytics

Conducts data-driven research that develops and employs sophisticated algorithms, machine learning and statistical methods, innovative data fusion, and visualization techniques to advance transportation.

Trucks on highway

Freight, Transit, and Heavy Vehicle Safety

Focuses on the research, development, and evaluation of heavy-vehicle systems, operations, and data.

VTTI automated shuttle

Technology Development & Deployment

Leads research aspects involving the development of mechanical and electrical systems, manages VTTI research facilities, and assists with high performance computing resources needs.

Mike Mollenhauer

Technology Implementation

Focuses on the design, development, deployment and maintenance of CAV computing platforms, infrastructure hardware, and software systems that support a variety of applications.

VTTI researchers looking at a vehicle

Vehicle, Driver, & Safety Systems

Responsible for idealizing, designing, developing, and evaluating solutions to complex transportation challenges.

VTTI Centers

Cars in traffic

Sustainable Mobility

Conducts research relevant to society’s transportation mobility, energy, environmental, and safety needs, and translates the results of research into realistic and workable applications.

Rain falling on pavement

Sustainable & Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

Focuses on asset management; pavement design, analysis, rehabilitation, and safety; infrastructure management; civil engineering materials; nondestructive testing; and life-cycle cost analyses