FAST-zero 2019   - September 9-11, 2019 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
FAST-zero 2019   - September 9-11, 2019 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and  Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Technical Visits

Technical Visits

Technical Visit to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

DATE: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ariel photo of VTTI - Blacksburg, Virginia

Details about the visit will be available shortly.

About the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) conducts research to save lives, time, and money and protect the environment. By most metrics, VTTI is the largest university-level transportation institute in the U.S. and houses the largest group of driving safety researchers in the world. The institute has effected significant change in public policies for driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety and is advancing the design of vehicles and infrastructure to increase performance of the transportation system. In partnership with the public and private sectors, VTTI develops, evaluates, and improves advanced driver assistance systems using progressive research strategies such as naturalistic observation on open roadways, controlled test-track evaluations, computation modeling, simulation, and precision measurement within application-specific laboratories. The VTTI community is charged with finding solutions to the greatest transportation challenges facing not only the nation but the world. The faculty, staff, and students of VTTI are truly dedicating their lives to saving lives. At VTTI we:

  • Employ over 500 faculty, staff, and students, including 280 undergraduate and graduate students from five Virginia Tech colleges and more than one dozen university departments.
  • Leverage $110 million in infrastructure, built largely via external partnerships with public and private-sector partners.
  • Recently completed our ninth building and are constructing our fourth test track.
  • Obtained $51 million in new external contracts and awards this fiscal year, yielding a total active portfolio exceeding $200 million.
  • Diversify funding, with over 50% of funding from private-sector partners, including 14 automobile manufacturers and more than 50 suppliers.

CONTACT: Dr. Tomonari Furukawa, Mechanical Engineering -

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