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Autonomy for Humans

Autonomous vehicle navigating a parking spot

September 21, 2017

Jeffrey Schnapp, co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and founder/director of metaLAB (at) Harvard, will kick off Volpe's newest speaker series, The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System.

2017 Volpe Center Cybersecurity Conference & Expo

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September 12, 2017

U.S. DOT's Volpe Center is hosting its annual Cybersecurity Conference & Expo. This annual event features guest speakers from government agencies and private industry to discuss current cyber threats and best practices to combat them. 

Risk Modeling for Small UAS in Controlled Airspace Around Airports

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September 7, 2017

Tom Sheridan, PhD, and Jason Lu will discuss how the U.S. DOT Volpe Center is working with FAA to develop a collision risk model for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in key terminal airspace where business and commercial users also enter the airspace. This work will inform...

U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Freight/Fuel Transportation Optimization Tool

Screenshot showing the Freight and Fuel Transportation Optimization Tool

May 4, 2017

Dr. Kristin Lewis presented "U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Freight/Fuel Transportation Optimization Tool: Exploring Future Energy Scenarios." The Volpe Center has developed flowable, multimodal transportation optimization tool used to evaluate the costs, transportation requirements,...

Volpe Talks: Transportation Ideas Worth Sharing

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April 19, 2017

For over 45 years, U.S. DOT's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center has helped the transportation community navigate its most challenging problems. This event featured a series of short, live talks direct from Volpe team members working on emerging transportation issues...

Our Shared Transportation Future

General Darren McDew

February 6, 2017

The next 15 years will look different than the last 15 years. What will we do with that knowledge? In his talk at Volpe, General Darren McDew discussed challenges and opportunities that are coming over the next decade-and-a-half. Will we build on the solid foundation of our...
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Highly Automated Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

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November 9, 2016

Mark Rosekind, PhD, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, gave a talk "Highly Automated Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities" as part of Volpe's series The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation.
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Cities and Transportation

A graphic promoting Volpe's speaker series, "The Future of Transportation."

October 26, 2016

Edward Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, spoke at Volpe as part of the series The Future of Transportation.
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SBIR 17.1 Solicitation Pre-Proposal Webinar

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October 24, 2016

U.S. DOT's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards contracts to small businesses to pursue research on and develop innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges. The SBIR 17.1 solicitation opens on October 19 and closes on December 21. Join the...

Reimagining Transportation from the Internet Up

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October 21, 2016

Imagine you lived in a city completely wired for connectivity, with comprehensive data about where people want to go. How would you use this insight to reimagine a transportation system that's more affordable, equitable, and efficient? Daniel Doctoroff, chairman and CEO of...
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