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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.

Featured Personnel

Zac Doerzaph
Dr. Zachary Doerzaph leads the Connected Vehicle Systems group within the Center for Automotive Safety Research at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. His primary role is the management of research projects emphasizing safety, human factors, and intelligent transportation systems. Dr. Doerzaph focuses his efforts on the design, development, and evaluation of connected vehicles, collision avoidance systems, driver interfaces, and driver behavior monitoring and evaluation. Presently Dr. Doerzaph is working on a projects ranging from connected vehicle testing and evaluation to large-scale naturalistic motorcycle investigations and crash avoidance algorithm development using sophisticated modeling techniques. Dr. Doerzaph holds degrees in mechanical, industrial, and systems engineering. He is knowledgeable in system integration and has considerable training and hands-on experience with vehicle design, data acquisition, and research methods. Combining his understanding of the technical aspects of transportation with his knowledge of human factors makes Dr. Doerzaph particularly well suited for vehicle system design, integration, and evaluation. Read More

Participants needed!


Center for Transportation Studies at University of Virginia (UVA CTS) is seeking individuals aged 35-49 or 65+ to participate in a research study "Connected Vehicle Enabled Freeway Merge Management – Field Test" conducted in Blacksburg, VA. For more information, please read the following PDF or contact Tanveer Hayat (225-354-6100).