Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and FPInnovations signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on January 13, at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The MOU will support the establishment of a framework for information exchange and collaboration to advance research opportunities. The MOU was signed by Greg Winfree, TTI Agency Director, and Glen Légère, FPInnovations Senior Manager, Roads and Infrastructure.
The organizations have common research interests in the areas of commercial, on- and off-road transportation, and infrastructure. The purpose of the MOU is to encourage collaborations on transportation research and testing projects in the areas of emissions and fuel consumption reduction, freight performance measurement and fleet efficiency, roadway safety and infrastructure, transportation data analysis, and developing and testing electric, automated, and autonomous vehicle technologies.
“We are looking forward to enhancing our partnership with FPI to address critical transportation needs,” notes Katie Turnbull, TTI Executive Associate Director. “There are numerous opportunities to collaborate on research projects building on the strengths and facilities of TTI and FPI.”
“There is a great deal of synergy between TTI and FPI,” reports Jolanda Prozzi, TTI’s Environmental and Air Quality Division Head. “Leveraging our expertise will strengthen our ability to meet the needs of diverse sponsors.”
“The collaboration between FPInnovations and TTI is key in accelerating innovation and deployment of advanced technologies in the transportation sector,” said Denis Cormier, senior director at FPInnovations “I am convinced that our partners will benefit from the depth of expertise and increase in testing facilities that this MOU will facilitate.”