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Emergency Ambulance At Busy Red Light Intersection

In the future, vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS) that drive us instead of us driving them will become a reality. These vehicles will integrate onto roadways and may change operational interactions with other vehicles in certain scenarios. Public safety officials, such as law enforcement, fire and rescue, and emergency medical personnel routinely interact An Examination of Emergency Response Scenarios for Automated Driving Systems

Christine Link-Owens

Much of VTTI’s research centers around studies that depend upon human participants. Whenever that is the case, Christine Link-Owens is the Driving Force who makes sure that the volunteers needed are recruited, scheduled, and show up for the research study. Christine and her team excel at recruiting people with all types of backgrounds so each Driving Forces: Christine Link-Owens

Children exiting a school bus with its stop-arm extended

School buses are an integral part of the public school system and an essential mode of transportation to consider for road safety. In the 2018-19 school year, school buses were responsible for transporting 57% of the 21,115,737 K-12 public school students daily (National Center for Education Statistics, 2020). Between 2010 and 2020, 72 students were VTTI on the front lines of school bus safety

Ross McCarthy

Going to the gym is known to be good for the body and the mind. For Ross McCarthy, it has paid off career-wise! In 2013, Ross had just completed his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech and was interested in pursuing a master’s degree in structures. Though he was accepted into VT’s Structural Engineering Driving Forces: Ross McCarthy