Teens in the Driver Seat
To address the growing crisis of teen deaths from driving, TTI developed Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS), a peer-to-peer driving safety program unlike any safety program in Texas or the nation. TDS relies upon young drivers themselves to create safety messages and then serve as the messengers to make their peers aware of the risks of teen driving.
TTI has helped assess the performance of antiram bollards and antiram walls for the U.S. Department of State for use as antiterrorist protection barriers to be installed around U.S. embassies and other government buildings.
Highway Crash Cushions
Universal Freight Shuttle
The Universal Freight Shuttle consists of electrically powered vehicles that travel on a specialized, derailment-proof guideway similar to the “people movers” operating at some major airports and cities. Researchers say the major benefits include the low operational costs and the promise of congestion relief.
Intelligent Transportation Systems
TTI’s intelligent transportation system research has been implemented in several major Texas cities. Real-time train detection and analysis systems have expedited emergency vehicle dispatch, enhanced signal operation and averted major accidents.
Work Zone Safety
Using research test beds throughout the country, TTI researchers have developed standards for the type and placement of retroreflective traffic control devices, a critical component of safe driving at night.