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Safety Hazard Analysis Tool Receives Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

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September 18, 2014

SafetyHAT, a software tool that is free for public download, was designed to facilitate the hazard analysis of complex systems, such as electronic control systems. It helps safety analysts efficiently and effectively carry out the System Theoretic Process Analysis.

Car Culture and the Suburbs in Mexico City

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September 17, 2014

Across Mexico City, car ownership is increasing, but that trend isn't coming from the suburbs. During a recent talk at Volpe, University of Pennsylvania professor Erick Guerra explores the the relationship between Mexico City's suburbanization and car culture.

NHTSA Arms Drivers with Easy-to-Find Vehicle Safety Information

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September 16, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently unveiled a new tool that puts vehicle safety information in the hands of American drivers.

Enhanced Environmental Analysis Tool Slated for Release

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August 25, 2014

It’s been two years since the Federal Aviation Administration and Volpe publicly released the Aviation Environmental Design Tool, an environmental analysis tool that offers a robust, integrated way to quantify aviation’s environmental impact.

New Aircraft Separation Standards Gain Wider Adoption, Saving Time and Money

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August 25, 2014

Volpe's recent work is helping FAA implement new aircraft separation standards, which is increasing capacity and reducing airport delays.

New Simulator Enables Testing of Dangerous Driving Scenarios with No Harm to Drivers

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August 19, 2014

Volpe recently acquired a new research simulator to understand driver behavior. Owned by the Federal Railroad Administration, the driving simulator helps researchers examine user reactions to a myriad of scenarios, providing important safety data that shapes new technologies and...

New Infographic Shows How Advanced Vehicle Technology Reduces Crashes

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August 14, 2014

What’s the best kind of car crash? The one that never happens. Check out our new infographic on how advanced technology reduces motor vehicle crashes.

The Woman with the Groundbreaking Mind

Ruth Hunter

August 5, 2014

Volpe’s Ruth Hunter speaks to BU Today about her experience as a female engineering student in the 1960s.

Hazard Analysis Tool Adapted to Analyze Coast Guard Finances

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August 1, 2014

U.S. Coast Guard adapts SafetyHAT to assess its financial management.

U.S. DOT Accepting Proposals for SBIR Solicitation

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July 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is now accepting proposals for the second SBIR solicitation of fiscal year 2014. The solicitation opened on July 14 and will close on September 15, 2014.