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Hesham Rakha and Osama Osman of VTTI’s Center for Sustainable Mobility have been recognized by the Transportation Research Board for their study of machine learning techniques that can detect distracted driving behaviors. They received the User Information Systems’ 2019 Best Paper Award and presented their findings on Jan. 14 during the Transportation Research Board’s 99th ...
Researcher honored by the Transportation Research Board for her work on automation in state motor vehicle codes
Tammy Trimble, senior research associate with VTTI’s Center for Public Policy, Partnerships, and Outreach, received the John C. Vance Paper Award on Jan. 13 during the Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting in recognition of her team’s research on the regulatory landscape of advanced vehicles. Trimble, along with colleagues at VTTI, led a team of ...
A trucking firm that mandated treatment for drivers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) saved significantly on other medical insurance costs, according to a new study published in Sleep. The University of Minnesota Morris led the research with contributions from Harvard Medical School and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). OSA is a condition in which ...
National study evaluates collision avoidance technology for transit buses, seeks to improve pedestrian, rider, bus operator safety
Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To combat this issue and improve road user safety overall, leaders in transit, government, industry, and academia are joining forces to evaluate an innovative Pedestrian Avoidance Safety System (PASS) for transit buses. If successful, the technology could be implemented in transit fleets across the nation.
VTTI, under contact with NHTSA, to host FMVSS Stakeholder Meeting: Considerations for Automated Driving Systems
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), under contract with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is hosting the following event: FMVSS Stakeholder Meeting: Considerations for Automated Driving Systems November 28-29, 2018 at the USDOT headquarters in Washington, DC Meeting Objectives Identify potential regulatory barriers for self-certification and compliance verification of innovative new vehicle designs precipitated […]