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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.

Forecasting Freight Transportation Rates with MIT’s Chris Caplice

Chris Caplice spoke at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center

September 12, 2018

The market for buying freight transportation services is complex and can be challenging to forecast. There are traditional statistical forecasting models, and there are models that use artificial intelligence. MIT Center for Transportation Logistics Executive Director Chris Caplice, PhD, recently discussed how the freight transportation market works as part of the Volpe Center’s 2018 series, Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.

A Safer Way to Access Freight Locomotives

Train on tracks

August 2, 2018

With support from the U.S. DOT SBIR program and the Federal Railroad Administration, GS Engineering developed and tested a system that makes accessing freight locomotives easier and safer for railroad engineers and workers.

New Guidebook Offers Strategies to Enhance Active Transportation at National Parks

Cover of the NPS Alternative Transportation Guidebook

July 24, 2018

Visitors to national parks are increasingly exploring natural and cultural resources in new ways, including through active transportation—by foot, bicycle, and other non-motorized modes. A new guidebook from the National Park Service (NPS) is helping parks, their partners, and nearby communities to meet this demand, by pursuing projects and initiatives that enhance active transportation.

Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in a Federal Framework That Encourages Transportation Innovation

Derek Kan spoke at the Volpe Center

June 21, 2018

A “growing torrent” of technology advances are poised to fundamentally change transportation, according to U.S. DOT Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Derek Kan, who kicked off the Volpe Center’s 2018 speaker series, Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.

Gregory Woo Receives Stanley N. Roscoe Aviation Human Factors Award for Paper on Visual Detection of Small Drones

Stanley N. Roscoe award plaque

June 5, 2018

Gregory Woo, PhD, received the 2018 Stanley N. Roscoe Award from the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA) on May 7, 2018. Woo is chief of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Aviation Systems Engineering Division. AsHFA presents the Stanley N. Roscoe Award for the best doctoral dissertation written on a research topic related to aerospace human factors.

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