In his talk for Volpe's speaker series Reimagining Transportation, Harry Lightsey, executive director of the Global Connected Customer Experience for General Motors, identified four foundational changes happening in the auto industry that are connecting vehicles to each other, to infrastructure, and to us—the drivers and passengers.
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December 15, 2015
December 11, 2015
John Heywood, who spoke as part of Volpe’s Reimagining Transportation series, identifies three themes for transportation professionals working on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
December 9, 2015
With the growing numbers of pedestrian fatalities in mind, the Federal Highway Administration, through U.S. DOT's Small Business Innovation Research program, awarded a contract to develop a traffic signal interface app for smartphones called SmartCross.
November 20, 2015
NASA Director of Airspace Operations and Safety John Cavolowsky discusses coming changes in aeronautics, unmanned aerial systems, and how to find inspiration beyond aviation.
October 27, 2015
For more than a century, Americans have had a special relationship with their cars. But with great leaps in automobile automation that could remove driver control, that relationship is suffering existential growing pains, according to Donald Fisher, principal technical advisor at Volpe and the third speaker in Volpe’s Reimagining Transportation speaker series.
October 19, 2015
FAA Assistant Administrator for NextGen Edward Bolton discusses how programs of today will help modernize our nation’s controlled airspace for the future. Bolton spoke as part of Volpe's new speaker series Reimagining Transportation.
October 1, 2015
Human creativity is valuable, but computers are better at some tasks than people are. How can we meld the strengths of humans and technology to create the best transportation future? By making data-driven decisions, says MIT’s Andrew McAfee, who kicked off Volpe’s new speaker series.
January 15, 2015
Ninety years ago, the United States built the Panama Canal by combining innovative engineering strategies with state-of-the-art technology. Now the time has come to create a modern navigation system for the canal, and this time Volpe is providing the know-how.
January 15, 2015
In the early 2000s, Volpe implemented a vessel communications and tracking network for the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The network, based on the automatic identification system, promises improved safety, security, and efficiency throughout the Seaway.
September 25, 2013
A casual sport shirt and khakis are Terry Sheehan's version of dressing for success. "You have to always be ready—you never know where you might end up," he said. Sheehan, the Regional Emergency Transportation Representative for the U.S. DOT's New England Region, is prepared to be deployed anywhere at any time.