Crowdsourced mobile applications are an emerging and rich source of real-time data about roadway conditions. U.S. DOT Volpe Center data experts are using these new data sources from the private sector to estimate where and when motor vehicle crashes are likely to occur.
Novel data analysis techniques are transforming mobility in the U.S. and around the world. Learn how the U.S. DOT Volpe Center is applying its unique capabilities across the data spectrum to inform decision making and improve the safety and efficiency of multimodal transportation systems.
To better understand transportation sound levels, a Volpe Center team developed a simplified noise modeling tool for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics that makes it easy to track trends in noise levels over time. The tool was released on March 21.
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.
Accurate, complete, and timely crash and inspection data from states lets FMCSA better identify motor carriers that could pose a risk to the traveling public. A newly revamped website is helping improve that data.
In March, more than two dozen noise, emissions, and aviation experts convened at Volpe for an in-depth training on FAA's Aviation Environmental Design Tool.
In 2016, Volpe will take action on six emerging issues: advanced automation and emerging technologies; breakthroughs in safety; data analytics, visualization, and real-time decision making; transportation energy and sustainability; transportation system resiliency; and on-demand mobility, smart...
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.
Premier thought leaders discussed America’s transportation future during Volpe’s speaker series Reimagining Transportation.
In Boston, city planning innovators developed a smartphone application called Street Bump that helps the city pinpoint pothole problems and fix them quickly.