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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

Scott Tidwell

Scott Tidwell is among the longest-termed VTTI employees, having worked at the Institute for 21+ years, the past 17 years as a senior field research technician in the Division of Freight, Transit, & Heavy Vehicle Safety. His main responsibilities include managing and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Sharing the Road with Trucks program and Driving Forces: Scott Tidwell

Jianhe Du

With 16 years as a senior research associate at VTTI, Jianhe Du is a driving force in the Center for Sustainable Mobility (CSM), researching traffic efficiency and how to reduce the environmental impact of transportation while also focusing on (transportation) safety. Jianhe earned a B.S. in railway transportation and an M.S. in engineering economics at Driving Forces: Jianhe Du

Elizabeth White, April Gray, Miguel Perez, Josh Quesenberry, Laurel Glenn, and Carl Mitchell

Each year, Virginia Tech recognizes employees for significant career milestones through the service recognition program. This program acknowledges employees for continuous service to the university in 5-year increments beginning at 10 years. This year, 28 of nearly 900 employees honored during events on April 11 and 19 were from VTTI. Collectively, the following employees have 2023 Virginia Tech Service Recognition Awards