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Transportation Technologies in DOE’s Critical Materials Strategy

Date: 07/17/2013, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Diana Bauer, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Economic AnalysisOrganization: Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of EnergyOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

Abstract

There is a movement underway to position the United States as a leader in the production of clean energy technologies.  This movement is being...

Autonomous Automobiles - On the Road to Reality

Date: 08/21/2013, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Professor Raj Rajkumar, George Westinghouse ProfessorOrganization: Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon UniversityOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

Abstract

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have been building autonomous vehicles since the mid-1980s, culminating in the winning entry at the...

Strategies for Reducing Vehicle-miles Traveled (VMT)

Date: 09/18/2013, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Dr. Susan HandyOrganization: Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Director of Education for the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, DavisOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

Abstract

The State of California has set an ambitious goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  For the transportation...

Enhancing Driver Focus - The Challenge of Optimizing the Driver-Vehicle Interface in an Increasingly Complex and Automation-Rich Operating Environment

Date: 05/21/2014, 1:00pm to 2:00pmOST-R Office: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 

Abstract

Innovations in display technology, sensing systems and computational capabilities are rapidly impacting the driver-vehicle interface. New vehicle interfaces often present the driver with complex menu systems supporting a variety of visual-manual and auditory-vocal interactions. Cleary, the optimization of information can play a key role in...

Unmanned Aerial Systems for Disaster Response and Recovery

Date: 07/16/2014, 1:00pm to 2:00pmOST-R Office: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 

Abstract

Natural disasters can severely impact transportation networks. In the hours and days following a major flooding event, knowing the location and extent of the damage is crucial for incident managers. Commercial Remotely Sensed (CRS) data is an invaluable resource in that it facilitates damage mapping, particularly in areas where deploying...

The Expanding and Accelerating Universe of Ground Transportation Tech Innovation

Date: 11/21/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Matthew W. Daus, Esq, Distinguished LecturerOrganization: City University of New YorkOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 

Abstract:

We are now at a technological cross-roads in the ground transportation universe, where technology will continue to improve and transform private and quasi-public for-hire ground transportation services,...

The Impact on Mode Choice of Activities Conducted while Commuting: Testing Transit-Advantage and Autonomous-Vehicle Scenarios

Date: 08/20/2014, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Patricia Mokhtarian; Professor of Civil and Environmental EngineeringOrganization: Georgia Institute of TechnologyOST-R Office: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 

Abstract

From early studies of time allocation onward, it has been acknowledged that the “productive” nature of an activity such as travel could affect its utility. At the margin, an individual...

Long-Term Bridge Performance Program - An Update

Date: 09/19/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Ali MaherOrganization: Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this...

California High-Speed Rail and Why It's Important for the Nation

Date: 08/15/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Rod DidironOrganization: San Jose State University, Minenta Transportation InstituteOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected...

The Car of the Future: Do Drivers Know How to Adapt to New Technology?

Date: 07/18/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pmSpeaker: Linda Ng BoyleOrganization: University of WashingtonOST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT)Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this presentation are the...