Applications Open: Emerging Leaders in Transportation Fellowship 2019

The Emerging Leaders in Transportation fellowship program aims to enhance the toolkit of early-career employees to make transportation more efficient, effective and people-oriented. In this competitive fellowship program, participants will learn from top transportation and management professionals to enhance leadership skills, communication techniques and policy work to bring innovative ideas into practice. The 2019 program will take place on December 6, 12…

New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Project

New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot Overview The New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot Program (NYC CVPD), led by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), will use vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) DSRC communications to improve safety through the reduction of vehicle and pedestrian crashes, injuries, and fatalities. This deployment involves the development…

Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST)

Objectives The objective of the project, led by the RE-CAST Tier 1 UTC based at Missouri S&T, is to quantify the life cycle costs of new material and technologies that link laboratory-measured parameters to actual field performance. This provides an effective solution to many issues that have not been completely addressed in the past, including…

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Developing Secure Strategies for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Developing Secure Strategies for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles A Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANET) is a significant innovation toward avoiding such deadly traffic accidents that uses a variety of state-of-the-art safety applications that integrate physical systems and user attributes. A VANET is a self-organized, multi-purpose, service-oriented communication network enabling vehicle-to-vehicle…

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Increasing Work Zone Safety: Worker behavioral analysis with integration of wearable sensors and virtual reality

Increasing Work Zone Safety: Worker Behavioral Analysis with Integration of Wearable Sensors and Virtual Reality According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), work zone fatalities at road construction projects account for up to 3% of all workplace fatalities in a given year [1], and the primary causes are runovers/backovers, collisions, and caught in-between mobile equipment.…

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Design of Resilient Smart Highway Systems with Data-Driven Monitoring from Networked Cameras

Design of Resilient Smart Highway Systems with Data-Driven Monitoring from Networked Cameras There is a growing deployment of surveillance cameras in highway systems which can provide system operators with richer information such as weather, incidents, and other traffic-disrupting events, which conventional sensors (e.g. loop inductors) cannot provide. However, before implementing this, there are two questions…

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Designing and Managing Infrastructure for Shared Connected Electric Vehicles

Overview The research team developed a trajectory synthesizer that allows for selection of number of trips and time block during the day and then predicts the trajectory of a carshare vehicle based on a given start location. Electric vehicles (EVs) generally lead to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and have the potential to reduce…