With support from the U.S. DOT SBIR program and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tool, Inc. designed and developed prototype seat belt retractor countermeasures aimed at reducing the risk of seat belt entrapment.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This is how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. DOT Volpe Center worked together to better understand the motorcycle crash problem, a critical first step toward improving the safety of motorcycle operators and other road users.
As pedestrian detection technology becomes integrated into the cars we drive, we must ask: How effective are these systems in preventing pedestrian crashes and injuries? How do we measure safety? A team of advanced vehicle experts at U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center conducted a study to find out.
Fourteen U.S. small businesses will receive up to $150,000 each through U.S. DOT’s SBIR program to conduct six months of Phase I concept development. Read on for a brief look at the winning proposals and the small businesses that submitted them.
The rapid evolution of electronic control and connectivity in motor vehicles has multiplied challenges for vehicle safety assurance. NHTSA turned to Volpe’s nationally recognized advanced vehicle technology team to assess the safety and reliability of emerging electronic control systems.
When a car hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian takes the full brunt of the severe and sometimes fatal injuries. Vehicle-to-pedestrian communications can help avoid impacts or reduce the consequences when light vehicles collide with pedestrians.
Fatal crashes are increasing, but nearly all of them are theoretically preventable. Volpe recently hosted NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind to talk about strategies and actions to achieve zero deaths on America’s roads.
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.
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.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently unveiled a new tool that puts vehicle safety information in the hands of American drivers.