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.
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October 2, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
April 25, 2018
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center shared innovative solutions to transportation challenges with science fans of all ages as part of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival. The event featured a hands-on tour of Volpe’s simulators and transportation experts discussing current projects.
April 18, 2018
A ship transiting the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway crosses the international boundary 27 times. Here’s how a U.S.-Canadian partnership that began in the mid-1950s moves more than 200 million tons of freight each year through the Seaway.
April 3, 2018
Bridges and other structures can have subsurface damage that can’t be detected through visual inspections. New infrared technologies developed through U.S. DOT’s SBIR program are helping accurately detect and image hidden damage below the surface, reducing the cost and disruption associated with detailed condition assessments while providing more accurate information.