Joshua Corman, the second speaker in Volpe's 2017 series, The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System, discussed cybersafety in an increasingly hackable world.
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October 13, 2017
October 5, 2017
Jeffrey Schnapp kicked off Volpe’s new speaker series, The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System, with his human-centric vision for the autonomous vehicle revolution.
October 2, 2017
Earlier this year, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, the Federal Aviation Administration, and NASA convened a workshop on aviation noise that included leaders from government, academia, and aviation industry groups. Experts at the workshop agreed that without sharp investment increases in more environmentally compatible technologies and strategies, America’s role as a global aviation leader is at risk.
September 14, 2017
Matthias Winkenbach of MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics discusses solutions to delivering goods and services to dense urban centers, and the complex dynamism of cities that impacts urban last-mile distribution.
August 3, 2017
Connected vehicles. Unmanned aircraft. Worldwide vessel tracking. Find out why Politico featured the Volpe Center’s multimodal expertise in its recent tour of federal government nerd labs.
August 1, 2017
For nearly five decades, U.S. DOT's Volpe Center has provided essential support to critical missions across branches of the Department of Defense (DoD). Find out how various DoD commands and organizations leverage the Volpe Center’s world-renowned, multimodal expertise.
July 31, 2017
With emerging automated driving technology, self-driving cars may soon have the capability to form a platoon on a highway, which could improve travel time, increase lane capacity, and reduce congestion. A car platooning proof-of-concept was tested and evaluated at a U.S. Army facility in Maryland. Learn how platoons work and find out what the researchers discovered.
July 21, 2017
Penn Station is one of the busiest passenger transportation facilities in the U.S., serving more than 600,000 commuter rail and Amtrak passengers each day. In late March and early April, Penn Station suffered two train derailments within a week of each other. Following both derailments, U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center supported the Federal Railroad Administration by sending mechanical engineer Brian Marquis to take measurements at both sites and conduct a track and equipment data analysis.
July 19, 2017
What’s the best way for raw fuel material to get to a refinery? Road, rail, water, pipeline? What emissions are associated with moving raw material and fuel? Environmental biologist Kristin Lewis recently talked about how a Volpe-developed tool can help optimize fuel logistics strategies.
July 13, 2017
As pedestrian detection technology becomes integrated into the cars we drive, we must ask: How effective are these systems in preventing pedestrian crashes and injuries? How do we measure safety? A team of advanced vehicle experts at U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center conducted a study to find out.