Virginia County Pursues Autonomous, Work Zone Safety Tech

June 14, 2021 - Autonomous and connected vehicle technology is moving forward in Virginia in the form of driverless shuttles and safety improvements around work zones.

Cellular V2X pilot launching in Virginia

September 29, 2020 - Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology is going live via a pilot program in Virginia, with the specific goals of improving work-zone and traffic-signal safety. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is working on the deployment with VTTI, Audi of America, Qualcomm Technologies and the American Tower Corporation (ATC), in the hopes it will serve as a model between the public and private sectors to help speed the adoption of C-V2X.

Audi Connected Vehicle Project to Launch in Virginia

January 29, 2020 - A partnership among Virginia DOT, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Audi and Qualcomm will introduce connected vehicle technologies for Audi drivers in northern Virginia. Participants hope the technology will help save lives on roadways.

VTTI Participates in the 2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week activities at VDOT

April 9, 2018 - VTTI participated in an event held by VDOT to bring awareness to work zone safety during the National Work Zone Awareness Week. VTTI shared various VCC applications relating to work zone safety with hundreds of VDOT employees during this event.

Rural, city streets become part of landscape at expanded VTTI Smart Road in Blacksburg

November 14, 2017 - Researchers in Blacksburg are testing how self-driving cars react to the roadway and real-world hazards by recreating those scenarios on a new test track.

Smart Road expansion progresses

April 16, 2017 - The expansion involves the construction of a rural road test bed in the Ellett Valley, another test bed at the Blacksburg Industrial Park and an extension of the Smart Road itself toward U.S. 460 business/South Main Street. The project will expand the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s local transportation lab — known for its work with self-driving cars — from three to roughly six miles.

Smart transportation hits interoperability speed bump

January 6, 2017 - In this ‘living laboratory,’ the DSRC devices are attached to light poles and bridges to monitor the highway using a wireless link to send traffic and weather information back to officials at control sites and to state road-maintenance vehicles. Officials can then post speed-limit changes or alerts on dynamic roadway signs placed over the highway, the Wall Street Journal reported.