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Impacts of Automated Vehicles on Highway...

Understanding today’s technology needs and future technology timelines can help infrastructure owners and operators (IOOs) plan and design their networks to maximize AV safety potential. This document provides an overview…

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Determination of Improved Pavement Smoothness When...

This Tech Brief provides a summary of a study the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) conducted to evaluate how using three dimensional (3D) engineered models in conjunction with Automated Machine Guidance…

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The Effects of Vehicle Automation on Driver...

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is a longitudinal control system through which a vehicle can automatically maintain a driver-selected speed and, through the use of radar or light detection and ranging…

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Developing Crash Modification Factors for Adaptive...

The objective of this study was to perform rigorous safety effectiveness evaluations of adaptive signal control technologies (ASCTs) used on urban corridors. To accomplish the goal of this study, the…

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Preliminary Observations on Options for Improving...

GAO’s Disaster Resilience Framework serves as a guide for analysis of federal actions to facilitate and promote resilience to natural disasters and changes in the climate across many policy areas,…

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Developing Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation...

The purpose of this report is to document a simulation-based case study completed by the project team to investigate the effectiveness of SAE J3016 Level 1 automation technology for mitigating…

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Moving To Smart Transit

Industry-wide there is a move to SMART TRANSIT more than previously because of COVID-19 impacts. The infographic on SMART TRANSIT has more information.   Interested in transportation? Check out this…

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Transportation Infrastructure Investment as...

Congress is considering federal funding for infrastructure to revive an economy damaged by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Congress previously provided infrastructure funding for economic stimulus in the American Recovery and…

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Safe Zone: Using Digital Signage for Public Safety

Digital displays can broadcast real-time information during emergencies and draw passengers’ eyes to announcements, enhancing transit safety and security. Maintaining safety and security are important in any environment, but transportation…

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Transportation and Clinical Trials

The importance of clinical research cannot be understated: clinical trials are vital to medical innovation. The treatments that are now standard of care were once regarded as cutting-edge, and all…

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Transportation and Aging in Place

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the conditions in the places where people are born, grow, live, work, and age and how these factors affect health…

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Better Information to States and Enhanced...

The behavior of drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists—including driving speed, impairment due to alcohol or drug use, and distracted driving—affect pedestrian and cyclist safety. Some aspects of these road users’ behaviors…

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Planning Neighborhood-Scale Deployment of...

NREL has created a decision support tool for planning neighborhood-scale deployment of low-speed shared automated shuttles. An AMD is a campus-sized implementation of Connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology to…

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Conformance Monitoring in Air Traffic Control

Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA scientific and technical information (STI) program plays a key part in helping NASA…

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Aviation Safety Oversight

In April of 2019, weeks after the second of two tragic crashes of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation staff began receiving information from…

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