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
Ihab El-Shawarby has had many roles at VTTI, reaching back almost 25 years. His first job as a data reductionist was taken while he worked on his doctorate in industrial engineering in the late 1990s. After receiving his PhD through a joint program between Virginia Tech and Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, Ihab headed back … Driving Forces: Ihab El-Shawarby
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)’s Division of Freight, Transit, and Heavy Vehicle Safety have developed and implemented a safety education and outreach program called Sharing the Road with Trucks as a result of research, which showed that teen drivers initiated over 75 percent of incidents involving heavy trucks, that was in part, due to … VTTI’s Sharing the Road with Trucks program puts research into practice!
Research associate Fang Huang is coming up on 20 years as an employee at VTTI. She started as a part-time employee in January 2002 while she was working on a master’s degree in computer science at Virginia Tech. She obtained a bachelor’s in electrical engineering at JiangSu University of Technology in China and subsequently taught … Driving Forces: Fang Huang