VTTI was awarded a contract to manage a market research exercise of current Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and hosted members of the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) to showcase the Virginia Smart Roads and facilities and the ability to serve as a testing area for ground and aerial vehicles.
VTTI collaborated with the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida to study transit bus ventilation in the age of COVID-19.
While quiet vehicles may seem to be desirable, their lack of noise can pose a danger to pedestrians.
The main objective of the Center for Sustainable Mobility's Eco-CAC project is to significantly reduce vehicle energy consumption.
Public safety officials, such as law enforcement, fire and rescue, and emergency medical personnel routinely interact with a broad spectrum of public and private vehicles to protect people, to investigate crimes or crashes, and to save lives.
The InternHub program at VTTI provides Virginia Tech students with the opportunity to collaborate with influential automakers on projects that seek to solve the industry's most prominent transportation efforts.
VTTI is currently working on a project with the Department of Energy to quantify the effects of outdoor lighting that utilizes Solid State lighting (LEDs) on melatonin in humans.
To resolution issues when utilizing radar on a small scale, VTTI has proposed a high-level sensor fusion method between radar and automotive-grade LiDAR.
The MicroDAS was designed to be small, cost effective, and easy to install in a wide variety of vehicles.
There is currently no state-of-the-art tool widely available to lead the effort of cutting emissions in freight rail, so this ongoing project is developing open-source software to assess important variables in freight rail carbonization.
The Pavement Friction Management Support Program is working to introduce state-of-the-art methods for measuring roadway friction.
The objective of this project is to bring together pavement design and evaluation experts with maintenance and safety professionals to ensure that the work of the pavement community has an impact on striving for zero deaths on U.S. highways.
This project is analyzing the performance of an Automated Placard Reader System (APRS) under real-world operating scenarios.
This project focuses on demonstrating how vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS) can safely interact with public services and infrastructure providers.
VTTI's Scientific Data Warehouse supports the massive amounts of data generated by naturalistic driving studies.
GCAPS is currently working on creating a sensor degradation detection algorithm through simulation established by physical testing and naturalistic data.
The Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation (GCAPS), in collaboration with Coast Mountain Bus Company and TransLink, helped to select tires for the City of Vancouver in an effort to improve their public transit system.
VTTI is currently working on a robust study of issues concerning the deployment of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) to showcase important aspects of how motor carriers can incorporate ADS-equipped vehicles into their operations.