Highlights and News

Kayla Sykes develops in-vehicle safety application

As part of a Connected Vehicle-Infrastructure University Transportation Center project, Virginia Tech graduate student Kayla Sykes of Richmond, Virginia, tested an in-vehicle application with the potential to improve driver safety and save time. Read more…

Pamela Murray-Tuite looks into ways to evacuate

The way people evacuate during emergencies could become even more effective. Virginia Tech researchers are working to make the process easier and save lives. “Unfortunately I think each disaster teaches us something new,” said Dr. Pam Murray-Tuite, a Civil Engineering Associate Professor with Virginia Tech. She hopes with the help of a team of researchers, Read more…

Alumnus takes part in unveiling pavement test machine

“A new partnership could make your ride smoother and save you tax  money too.” According to an article on WDBJ7, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute unveiled a new machine called the heavy vehicle simulator. Led by Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus, Brian Diefenderfer Read more…