Tours

VTTI Smart Road

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Smart Road

The Virginia Smart Roads are state-of-the-art, closed test-bed research facilities managed by VTTI in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

In 2000, VTTI opened the original Virginia Smart Road, the highway section, in partnership with VDOT. The Smart Road became one of the world’s most advanced testing facilities for transportation technology and safety research, with more than 30,000 hours of research conducted on the road since its opening. As the needs of the transportation community have evolved, so has the Smart Road. In November 2017, VTTI launched the Virginia Smart Roads, a suite of test tracks that enable advanced-vehicle testing in a comprehensive cross section of roadways. The Smart Roads play a critical role in the overall success of the institute and its research mission--to save lives.

Participants will hear a briefing about the site, tour the facility, and see a product demonstration.

Drone Cage

Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership Drone Cage

The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) is an FAA-designated test site for unmanned aircraft systems. Since we were founded in 2013, we have focused on progressively overcoming obstacles to move the UAS industry forward at an accelerated pace. They connect industry challenges with solutions driven by world-class research, work closely with regulating authorities and industry partners on groundbreaking studies that inform evidence-based policies and standards, and enable operations with tomorrow’s technology today.

Participants will hear a briefing about the site, tour the facility, and see a product demonstration.