Volpe developed a low-cost, unclassified, near real-time network that is used to track vessels as they traverse the world’s waterways.
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...
Track and infrastructure failure is the second leading cause of train derailments in the United States. Vehicle-track interaction research investigates wheel-rail contact forces and their consequences to reduce railroad derailments and improve safety.
Volpe is applying its technical expertise to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service in its mission to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
Volpe, in partnership with the FRA, is leading a community-based study to reduce the number of trespass-related deaths on rail lines.
Volpe develops and applies objective test procedures and specialized measurement capabilities for new technologies, typically in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center.
Assessing the capabilities and safety benefits of improved motor vehicle crash-avoidance systems.
Motor vehicle manufacturers are introducing increasingly complex electronics technologies.
Volpe provides program support to the Federal Highway Adminstration’s (FHWA) Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program.
Connected vehicle policy analysis supports research and analysis into critical policy and institutional issues that may influence or determine the successful deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies.