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.
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Volpe developed a low-cost, unclassified, near real-time network that is used to track vessels as they traverse the world’s waterways.
Volpe provides program support to the Federal Highway Adminstration’s (FHWA) Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program.
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 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.
Volpe is helping DoD modernize locomotives and rail equipment critical to the mission of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.
Motor vehicle manufacturers are introducing increasingly complex electronics technologies.
Assessing the capabilities and safety benefits of improved motor vehicle crash-avoidance systems.