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Connected Motorcycle Research at VTTI and the Virginia Connected Corridors

 Date: 03/18/2015, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Zachary Doerzaph
Organization: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
OST-R Office: University Transportation Centers (UTC)


Research indicates that applications enabled by Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) may lead to transformational improvements in safety for the traveling public. Although most efforts have focused on the more common for-wheel vehicles, motorcycles represent a particularly significant opportunity to reduce fatalities given an increased injury severity in the associated crashes. This presentation will overview ongoing research efforts at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to better understand the addressable crash problems, build warning interfaces, develop algorithms, and improve the system performance for connected motorcycles.


 Dr. Zachary Doerzaph

Dr. Zachary Doerzaph is the Director of the Center for Advanced Automotive Research (CAAR) at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).  As Director, Dr. Doerzaph coordinates a research portfolio focused on measuring and improving the performance of next generation vehicle systems. His research projects emphasize safety as it relates to the interactions between driver, vehicle, and infrastructure. Dr. Doerzaph focuses his efforts on the design, development, and evaluation of collision avoidance systems, connected vehicles, automated driving systems, driver interfaces, and driver behavior monitoring and evaluation. Presently Dr. Doerzaph is working with his team of researchers on a variety of technologies for light vehicles and motorcycles that will improve transportation for all users in the near-term and far into the future.

Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program

DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this presentation are the responsibility of the authors only and do not represent the official policy or position of the USDOT/OST-R, or any State or other entity.

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Last updated: Friday, June 16, 2017