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Public Information Officers’ Quick Reference: Social Media Guidelines for Discussing Automated Vehicles


As part of a research project (Data Mining Twitter to Improve Automated Vehicle Safety), Safe-D researchers have created guidelines for automated vehicle crash responses to help public information officers structure their communications about crashes.

Increasing safety for electric cars and pedestrians


Michael Roan works in the Acoustics, Signal Processing, and Immersive Reality Lab. Photo provided by Michael Roan.

An interdisciplinary research group at Virginia Tech is using an award of $550,000 to create a virtual environment to test safety measures for the interaction between electric vehicles (EVs) and pedestrians. The award is an 18-month project funded by the Safety through Disruption (Safe-D) University Transportation Center.