Each year, Volpe takes part in the aviation industry’s conversation by attending the Air Traffic Control Association’s (ATCA) annual conference—including this year’s ATCA 2016, where our staff shared our work in aviation with hundreds of government and industry partners, and learned from other experts in the field.
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October 28, 2016
October 27, 2016
Cybersecurity isn’t just about protecting computers from malicious attacks: It’s about making sure that the coming connected infrastructure and vehicles remain safe while bringing their transformative benefits to the traveling public. This October, the Department of Homeland Security and Volpe hosted a three-day conference showcasing federal automotive cybersecurity programs and open-source cybersecurity research tools. Stay tuned for Volpe’s November newsletter, where we’ll highlight stories on key panels from the conference and other important work in cybersecurity and safety.
October 27, 2016
Volpe staff recently came together for Volpe Day, an internal forum that gives staff the opportunity to showcase the diversity of Volpe’s technology portfolio, share their own work and ideas with their colleagues, and engage in creative problem solving. Learn about some of the work that was on display during this annual showcase.
October 26, 2016
The biggest revolutions over the past two centuries in urban environments have happened where technologies meet city life, said Sidewalk Labs Chairman and CEO Daniel Doctoroff, who spoke recently at Volpe. Now, he believes, we are on the verge of the fourth technological revolution in cities.
October 24, 2016
To create major new technologies like self-driving cars, rather than focusing on an end result or product, it’s much more effective to focus on creating prototypes—“very much a Silicon Valley approach,” said J. Christian Gerdes, U.S. DOT’s first chief innovation officer, who spoke as part of Volpe’s Future of Transportation series.
October 19, 2016
Small businesses are invited to submit research proposals for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research program fiscal year 2017 solicitation. The solicitation will be open through December 21, 2016.
October 18, 2016
Automated vehicles are coming sooner than you might think, according to two leading thinkers in transportation. Volpe recently hosted Robin Chase and Anthony Townsend for a special joint panel on vehicle automation and urban mobility, moderated by Austin Brown of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
September 28, 2016
Transportation infrastructure can be a catalyst for change, connecting city residents to opportunity. In fact, transportation may be the most important way we have to address disparities in income and wealth, according to Ben Hecht, president and CEO of Living Cities, who spoke as part of Volpe’s Future of Transportation series.
September 27, 2016
As pollinators and insect consumers, bats generate $3 billion each year in economic value. However, the population of a key species has declined by nearly half since 2005—due, in large part, to human disturbance. A new federal strategy will help facilitate conservation of these bats while delivering road projects faster.
September 23, 2016
Residential density, intersection density, public transport density, and number of parks are physical elements that can have real, positive impacts on a city’s residents, according to Jeff Risom, partner and managing director of Gehl Studio in the U.S. Achieving people-centric design requires big ideas from everyone. “It’s not about just building a park—it’s about creating a space where people can spend time outside and build social connections,” Risom said. “It’s about bringing in many other institutions and backgrounds.”