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The mission statement of the Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center (CVI-UTC) is to conduct research that will advance surface transportation through the application of innovative research and using connected-vehicle and infrastructure technologies to improve safety, state of good repair, economic competitiveness, livable communities, and environmental sustainability.

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Tom Dingus
Tom Dingus is the director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) and the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE). He is also the Newport News Shipbuilding Professor of Engineering at Virginia Tech. Adding to this illustrious list of titles; Dr. Dingus also serves as the Center Director for the CVI-UTC. Dr. Dingus has managed VTTI for almost twenty years, has over one hundred technical publications to his name, and has managed over $150 million in research funding thus far in his career - making for a qualified and experienced leader to help guide the research goals of the CVI-UTC... Read More


UVA CTS Presents Four CVI-UTC Research Projects at the 9th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference

The University of Virginia Center for Transportation Studies (UVA CTS) will present four research projects at the Connected and Automated Vehicles: The 9th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC on November 4-5. These projects are either completed or being conducted as part of the Connected Vehicle/Infrastructure University Transportation Center (CVI UTC) and presented below:

  1. Quantifying the Benefits and Costs of Virtual Dynamic Message Signs Relative to Traditional Dynamic Message Signs Using a Case Study of the I-66 Connected Vehicle Testbed. Alona Green, David Recht, Hyungjun Park, and Brian Smith
  2. Monitoring Pavement Conditions Using a Connected Vehicle-based Application. Huanghui Zeng, Brian Smith, and Hyungjun Park
  3. Identifying Safety-Critical Events using the Basic Safety Message. Robert Kluger, Brian Smith, and Hyungjun Park
  4. Virtual Dynamic Message Signs: Using Infrastructure-to-Vehicle Connectivity to Better Inform Travelers. Jiaqi Ma and Brian Smith

More details of these four presentations can be found on the CVI-UTC page of the UVA CTS website.


At this time, we are not accepting proposals for new projects.