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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

As the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) looks to the future, it recognizes that modern transportation challenges need modern solutions. A new leadership team has been tasked with overseeing an updated research and administrative program that will increase the institute’s agility in addressing current and future transportation needs for its partners.

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Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced its its preliminary estimates for motor vehicle fatalities in the second quarter of 2020. During the second quarter (April-June), the projected number of traffic fatalities decreased by 3.3 percent. However, the agency also reported an increased fatality rate and a potential trend toward risky driving

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Media Contacts Maureen Vogel 630-775-2307 media@nsc.org Kate Thermansen 860-954-1789 ktherman@travelers.com Anne Deekens 828-430-1613 adeekens@vtti.vt.edu Trucking companies face a variety of industry challenges, including an aging workforce, driver shortages, injuries and fatalities, and the cost of implementing advanced safety technologies. The National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE) has issued several new reports on these

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