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Awareness Day Brings Transportation Safety Message to Kendall Square

Greg Winfree stands next to a Cambridge Department of Public Works truck that is outfitted with side guards.

July 25, 2016

Volpe recently opened its campus for an event that showcased the intersection between transportation, safety, health, and human behavior. Tours and demonstrations highlighted vehicle simulators, the B.A.T. Mobile, concussion goggles, a Jaws of Life rescue, and more.

Autonomy and Shared Mobility in the Urban Environment

Dr. Emilio Frazzoli speaking at Volpe’s Future of Transportation series

July 20, 2016

Vehicle automation is paving the way for major societal changes in how we move people and goods in urban areas, according to Dr. Emilio Frazzoli, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT and co-founder of self-driving car company nuTonomy. Through nuTonomy, Frazzoli is...

Secretary Foxx Looks Toward the Future of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks at Volpe.

June 30, 2016

Transportation connects people—and connections provide economic opportunity. That’s the message that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx brought during his June 27 keynote address kicking off Volpe’s new speaker series, The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity,...

Volpe’s Beyond Traffic Speaker Series Final Report

The cover of "Beyond Traffic 2045 Reimagining Transportation: Technology, Disruptive Innovation, and the Future of Transportatio

June 28, 2016

Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation brought together nine top thinkers in business, technology, and transportation to discuss their visions for a safe and efficient transportation future. The series final report is now live, with summary articles and links to...

From Farm to Flight: Evaluating Canola-Based Jet Fuels

A plane flying over a canola field.

May 31, 2016

A Volpe-developed tool is helping researchers perform full chain life-cycle assessments of alternative fuels, including canola-based jet fuels, and examine a range of energy scenarios across the transportation network.

Kendall Square Gets a First-Hand View of Volpe’s Transportation Research

Hands hold the wheel of a car simulator at Volpe.

May 24, 2016

As part of its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math outreach and the Cambridge Science Festival, Volpe staff recently welcomed some three dozen students, parents, and community members to learn about the work that goes on at our campus. 

Top-Ranking Women in Transportation Share Career Advice

Stephanie Pollack, Leslie Richards, and Victoria Sheehan.

May 19, 2016

Four women heads of state DOTs shared stories of their career paths and answered questions about advancing transportation organizations and leadership during the Women Transportation Leaders of the Northeast panel.

Volpe Deputy Director Honored for Career of Leadership

Anne Aylward

April 26, 2016

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)-Boston honored Anne Aylward, deputy director for Research and Technology at Volpe, with its 2016 Leadership Award.

For Research That Lives Beyond the Final Report, A New Tech Transfer Primer

The silhouettes of two human heads filled with gears that are passing between the heads and intermingling, showing tech transfer

April 26, 2016

A new resource coalesces insights from in-depth technology transfer publications and provides a high-level game plan for agencies looking to proactively tackle tech transfer, ensuring that research makes a real difference in the real world.

New Simulation Software Helps Pilots Combat Spatial Disorientation

A photo of a simulator cab at NASA Ames tilting upwards to create a “pitch-up” scenario that is known to cause spatial disorient

April 25, 2016

Spatial disorientation is a factor in roughly 10 percent of loss-of-control events, which are the leading cause of fatal accidents in commercial aircraft. FAA provided funding through the SBIR program to develop technology that could be used with existing simulation equipment to...


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