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Augmented Reality and Connected Automated Vehicles

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) must be tested extensively before they can be deployed and accepted by the general public. Currently, CAV testing and evaluation are primarily conducted in two ways: on public roads and in closed test facilities. 

There are two significant limitations of public road testing. First, safety is a critical issue because the technology is still at the development stage. The second critical problem is the testing...

New Frontiers in Connected Vehicle Technologies: A Testbed for Validating Connectivity, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and Automation

The Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility (C2M2), headquartered at Clemson University, began conducting research in 2016 by utilizing and enhancing the functionalities of the Clemson University Connected Vehicle Testbed (CU-CVT). 

CU-CVT includes heterogeneous wireless communication technologies and data infrastructure for real-time connected vehicle (CV) data exchange, streaming, fusion, and archiving. One key feature of the testbed is the...

2017 Spotlight Conference Program

OST-R and TRB co-sponsored the 11th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference on September 26-27, 2017, entitled Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation Infrastructure. The conference focused on rebuilding and retrofitting transportation infrastructure for all modes, and included a poster session featuring student researchers from UTCs around the country.

Conference participants included transportation infrastructure experts and others interested in the topic...

2017 Outstanding Students of the Year

Each year at the annual winter meeting of the Transportation Research Board, during the Council of University Transportation Centers Banquet, the U.S. Department of Transportation recognizes outstanding students from the University Transportation Centers (UTC) for their achievements and accomplishments in the transportation field during the year.This year's banquet will be held at the Marriott Marquis  in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2018...

Smart Infrastructure for Future Urban Mobility

Date: 10/18/2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDTSpeaker: Stephen F. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University and head of the Intelligent Coordination and Logistics LaboratoryOrganization: The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; National University Transportation Center for Improving MobilityOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) Email questions to:...

New Safety UTC Envisions Safe Systems Approach for U.S. Roadways

The Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), the new University Transportation Center (UTC) at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) is taking a fresh approach to road safety. This national safety UTC is focused on implementing a collaborative, multidisciplinary, safe systems approach to reducing transportation-related injuries and fatalities and to helping traffic safety become recognized as a public health ...

Joint-Effort Mobile Bridge Load-Capacity Evaluation Invention is “a Hit”

Volume and load demand on much of the U.S. surface transportation system exceeds what it was designed to carry. This, and inevitable aging, is especially hard on bridges. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, the average age of U.S. bridges is 43 years, and 56,007 are rated structurally deficient. In an effort at addressing the deficiencies, Rutgers University created THMPER™ the first portable rapid-testing...

Research Shows Glulam Timber Bridges may be an Economical, Fast, and Sustainable Solution for Local Roads

With thousands of bridges structurally deficient or functionally obsolete across the nation, owners need replacement options that are affordable, require minimal skilled labor to construct, especially in rural areas, and are sustainable. Glued laminated timber, or glulam timber, bridges provide an answer for local roads, research at South Dakota State University (SDSU) shows. SDSU is a member of the Region 8 Mountain Plains Consortium led by North Dakota...