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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

Motorcycle driver in front of VTTI entrance

As the weather warms up, motorcycle riding season is kicking into full gear. In honor of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) would like to offer some tips and things to consider to keep riders safe on the road: Ride within your ability. You’re excited to get on your bike. How

Child in a car seat

In 2018 and 2019, pediatric vehicular heatstroke was the leading cause of nontraffic child fatalities in the United States, according to the safety organization Kids and Cars. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) has released new research about technologies that are designed to prevent child hot-car deaths.   In a previous study, researchers Eric and Laurel Glenn and Luke Neurauter evaluated the common circumstances that can lead to child

Michelle Chaka

Michelle Chaka, Director of the Division of Data & Analytics, is the recipient of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International 2021 J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders. Established in 1999 by the SAE Women Engineers Committee, the J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders is designed to recognize women active in all sectors

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