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The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Annual Project Accomplishments

An illustration of Annual Accomplishments January 2019

January 30, 2019

Annual Accomplishments highlights some of our best work of 2018 and underscores our sustained support to U.S. DOT and other key partners.

Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics: Final Report

Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics logo

January 29, 2019

Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics, held from June to October 2018, convened distinguished experts in government innovation, vehicle automation, and logistics to consider the promise and potential of recent breakthroughs in machine learning and data analysis.

Benefits Outweigh Costs for Precast Concrete Pavement

Workers install precast concrete pavement

December 7, 2018

A Federal Highway Administration evaluation finds that precast concrete pavement can deliver benefits in reduced traffic disruption and lower maintenance costs. 

Delivering the Benefits of Self-Driving Technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly

Chris Urmson spoke at the Volpe CenterChris Urmson speaks before an audience at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center

November 14, 2018

Self-driving cars could free up two weeks every year for the average driver, according to Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of Aurora, who delivered the final talk as part of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics speaker series.

Cities Around the Country Are Piloting Low-Speed Automated Shuttles. This Is the State of the Practice.

A woman steps off of a shuttle at night

November 1, 2018

Automated vehicle innovations are enabling novel vehicles classes, such as low-speed automated shuttles. This is the state of the practice. 

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Is Recruiting Student Interns for 2019

Group photo of Volpe student interns on the rooftop at the Volpe Center.

October 29, 2018

The Volpe Center is recruiting talented and diverse individuals to fill internship positions in a variety of fields. The summer 2019 internships are open October 29 to November 12, 2018, or until the applicant limit is reached.

Transformational Technologies: A State Government Perspective with Kirk Steudle

Kirk T. Steudle spoke at the Volpe Center

October 24, 2018

Kirk T. Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, disucssed a state government perspective on transformational technologies as part of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s speaker series Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.

A Conversation on Artificial Intelligence in Transportation with Kyle Vogt and U.S. DOT Under Secretary Derek Kan

Kyle Vogt and Derek Kan spoke before an audience at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center

October 12, 2018

Kyle Vogt, founder and CEO of Cruise Automation, Inc., and Derek Kan, U.S. DOT Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, spoke as part of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics speaker series on October 4, 2018. 

The Four Roles of Government in a New Mobility Operating System

 Harvard’s Stephen Goldsmith recently discussed his vision for a New Mobility Operating System as part of the Volpe Center’s 201

October 2, 2018

The government role may change as transportation systems shift their thinking from mode-centric to user-centric. Harvard’s Stephen Goldsmith recently discussed his vision for a New Mobility Operating System as part of the Volpe Center’s 2018 speaker series, Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.

How a Few Simple Measurements Can Identify Trucks With Superior Cab Visibility

View of the street from a large truck cab

September 26, 2018

During summer 2018, U.S. DOT Volpe Center engineer Alex Epstein, PhD, led a public demonstration of how to measure blind spots off of a large truck.

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