What if cars could talk to motorcycles, alerting them to road hazards that might be annoying for drivers of four-wheel vehicles, but dangerous to motorcyclists?
The Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering (TISE) Program of the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech provides unique graduate study and research opportunities. The program includes all aspects of planning, design, construction, operation, management, and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure and systems. TISE program is multimodal, with an emphasis on ground transportation by private automobiles and transit, and air transportation. As its name suggests, TISE Program consists of 2 main sections, namely, Infrastructure and Systems. The main focus of the Infrastructure section is on the life-cycle performance of the civil engineering infrastructure including the performance of Portland cement concrete, hot-mix asphalt and composites; nondestructive evaluation; and transportation infrastructure management. The main focus of the System section is on transportation infrastructure system capacity management versus capacity expansion
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researcher Hao Chen, at left, and his former advisor Hesham Rakha developed an early-stage traffic prediction that could change how we plan travel, using smart phones to gain real-time traffic data.
During the Adaptive Stop Yield Study, participants saw a stop sign display on their dashboard as part of traffic instruction, as well as a yield sign.
When you walk into Irvine City Hall, it is fairly quiet and reserved, but you know behind the closed office doors things are getting done.