The world of intelligent transportation systems is complex. There are mobile apps that riders use to pay for transit, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communication networks that have the potential to save thousands of lives, and data analytics that help transportation professionals make more effective decisions. The U.S. DOT’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Professional Capacity Building (ITS PCB) Program provides flexible, accessible ITS learning for the transportation workforce through training, technical assistance, and educational resources.
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Volpe provides program support to the Federal Highway Adminstration’s (FHWA) Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program.
New technology enables air traffic controllers to see traffic with more precision than ever before.
The Volpe Center maintains a 155-acre Aviation Weather Research Facility (AWRF) located at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) in Falmouth, Massachusetts. This facility is uniquely capable of performing validation and verification of a wide variety of complex atmospheric and meteorological sensors that measure visibility, rainfall, wind, and cloud ceiling.
Two recent benefit-cost analyses are helping form the foundation for smart decisions about proposed crosswalk infrastructure for people with disabilities and expanded use of excess flow valves, which halt the flow of gas if there is a pipe break or rupture.
Volpe and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) Royal Air Force have a longstanding working relationship using agile development to quickly develop software.
Volpe developed a national model for evaluating fuel transport patterns, costs, and impacts to respond to military and commercial aviation sectors' need for reliable fuel supplies that can be distributed throughout supply chains in the continental United States and elsewhere.
Volpe has delivered critical assistance to the U.S. Air Force in a series of upgrades to air traffic control facilities and landing systems at military air bases across the U.S. and throughout the world. These systems improve voice communications and merge multiple radar inputs while tracking and displaying weather conditions to the air traffic controller.
Motor vehicle manufacturers are introducing increasingly complex electronics technologies.
Assessing the capabilities and safety benefits of improved motor vehicle crash-avoidance systems.