With support from U.S. DOT’s SBIR program, Soar Technology, Inc., developed a system that alerts drivers to their surroundings during the handoff between an automated driving system and a human driver.
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March 22, 2019
With support from the U.S. DOT SBIR program and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tool, Inc. designed and developed prototype seat belt retractor countermeasures aimed at reducing the risk of seat belt entrapment.
March 7, 2019
The U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center published nearly 60 reports and conference papers in 2018 spanning a breadth of transportation topics that advance U.S. DOT’s priorities: safety, infrastructure, innovation, and accountability. Preview and download copies of these transportation resources.
March 5, 2019
Scott Gabree, PhD, received the Future Generations Award from the DuPage Railroad Safety Council for his work in rail suicide prevention. Gabree and his Volpe Center team are working with FRA and with rail carriers from around the world to examine why rail suicides occur, and identify and implement ways to prevent them.
February 25, 2019
The U.S. is a leader in developing supersonic flight technology, and Volpe Center noise experts are helping build confidence in low-boom flight technologies through sonic boom measurement, modeling, and minimization.
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.
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.
December 7, 2018
A Federal Highway Administration evaluation finds that precast concrete pavement can deliver benefits in reduced traffic disruption and lower maintenance costs.
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.
November 1, 2018
Automated vehicle innovations are enabling novel vehicles classes, such as low-speed automated shuttles. This is the state of the practice.