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Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Research

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Systems Safety and Engineering Division works on behalf of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Program to evaluate methodologies, visual and audio warnings, motor vehicle and train presence detection,...

New U.S. DOT Volpe Report: Blockchain for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

In line with its 50-year tradition of advancing transportation innovation for the public good, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center recently published a new report, Blockchain for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which provides a high-level study of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their flight operations that...

UAS Integration Capabilities

Learn the capabilities the U.S. DOT Volpe Center brings to UAS integration in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and others.

Safely Integrating Drones into the National Airspace

By 2021, there could be 4 million remotely piloted aircraft—commonly referred to as drones—in the hands of hobbyists and commercial users, according to projections from the Federal Aviation Administration. Safely and efficiently integrating the coming influx of drones into our nation’s...