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.
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 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.
VTTI’s Scientific Data Warehouse supports the massive amounts of data generated by naturalistic driving studies.
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.