IIHCC focuses its attention on the ways that people interact with one another and with their environment. Interest areas in this DA include smart, healthy, and sustainable cities and communities; transportation systems; human safety, health, and wellness; integrated energy systems; network science and engineering; public policy; and cyber-physical systems. The initial focus for IIHCC will be on four themes: Ubiquitous Mobility: The location-agnostic promise of new communication and information technologies Automated Vehicle Systems: vehicles that can transit safely and efficiently through our communities independent of a human operator Smart Design and Construction: an intelligent, integrated, adaptable, responsive, and sustainable human-centric built environment Energy: the underlying innovations that will be required in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy to realize such a system

Recent Submissions

  • IIHCC Newsletter: Summer Edition, August 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020-08)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • Formalizing Human Machine Communication in the Context of Autonomous Vehicles 

    Gopalswamy, Swaminathan; Saripalli, Srikanth; Shell, Dylan; Hickman, Jeff; Hsu, Ya-Chuan (SAFE-D: Safety Through Disruption National University Transportation Center, 2020-05)
    There are many situations where tacit communication between drivers and pedestrians governs and enhances safety. The goal of this study was to formalize this communication and apply it to the driving strategy of an autonomous ...
  • Standardized Performance Evaluation of Vehicles with Automated Capabilities 

    Basantis, Alexis; Harwood, Leslie; Doerzaph, Zachary; Neurauter, Luke (SAFE-D: Safety Through Disruption National University Transportation Center, 2019-12)
    Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are becoming widely available in the new vehicle landscape, increasing of both vehicle occupants’ and other road users’ safety. In some vehicles, longitudinal and lateral positioning ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, April 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020-04)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, February 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020-02)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • Optimizing the Lateral Wandering of Automated Vehicles to Improve Roadway Safety and Pavement Life 

    Zhou, Fujie; Hu, Sheng; Xue, Wenjing; Flintsch, Gerardo (SAFE-D: Safety Through Disruption National University Transportation Center, 2019-12)
    Because most automated vehicles (AVs) are programmed to follow a set path and maintain a lateral position in thecenter of the lane, over time significant pavement rutting will occur. This study directly measured AV ...
  • Design and Evaluation of a Connected Work Zone Hazard Detection and Communication System for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) 

    Mollenhauer, Michael A.; White, Elizabeth; Roofigari-Esfahan, Nazila (Safe-D: Safety Through Disruption, 2019-08)
    Roadside work zones (WZs) present imminent safety hazards for roadway workers as well as passing motorists. In 2016, 764 fatalities occurred in WZs in the United States due to motor vehicle traffic crashes, which are the ...
  • Driver Training Research and Guidelines for Automated Vehicle Technology 

    Manser, Michael P.; Noble, Alexandria M.; Machiani, Sahar Ghanipoor; Shortz, Ashley; Klauer, Sheila G.; Higgins, Laura; Ahmadi, Alidad (Safe-D: Safety Through Disruption, 2019-07)
    The advent of advanced driver-assistance systems presents the opportunity to significantly improve transportation safety. Complex sensor-based systems within vehicles can take responsibility for tasks typically performed ...
  • Examining Senior Drivers Adaptation to Mixed Level Automated Vehicles: A Naturalistic Study 

    Liang, Dan; Antin, Jonathan F.; Lau, Nathan K.; Stulce, Kelly E.; Baker, Stephanie A.; Wotring, Brian (Safe-D: Safety Through Disruption, 2019-08)
    Advances in the development of advanced vehicle technologies (AVTs), such as blind spot alerts, lane keep assist,lane alert, and adaptive cruise control, can benefit senior drivers by reducing exposure to hazards andcompensating ...
  • The "Out-of-the-Loop" concept in automated driving: proposed definition, measures and implications 

    Merat, Natasha; Seppelt, Bobbie; Louw, Tyron; Engstrom, Johan; Lee, John D.; Johansson, Emma; Green, Charles A.; Katazaki, Satoshi; Monk, Chris; Itoh, Makoto; McGehee, Daniel V.; Sunda, Takashi; Unoura, Kiyozumi; Victor, Trent; Schieben, Anna; Keinath, Andreas (2019-02)
    Despite an abundant use of the term Out of the loop (OOTL) in the context of automated driving and human factors research, there is currently a lack of consensus on its precise definition, how it can be measured, and the ...
  • An Open Source Modeling Framework for Interdependent Energy-Transportation-Communication Infrastructure in Smart and Connected Communities 

    Lu, Xing; Hinkelman, Kathryn; Fu, Yangyang; Wang, Jing; Zuo, Wangda; Zhang, Qianqian; Saad, Walid (IEEE, 2019)
    Infrastructure in future smart and connected communities is envisioned as an aggregate of public services, including energy, transportation, and communication systems, all intertwined with each other. The intrinsic ...
  • Planning for walking and cycling in an autonomous-vehicle future 

    Botello, Bryan; Buehler, Ralph; Hankey, Steven C.; Mondschein, Andrew; Jiang, Zhiqiu (Elsevier, 2019-05-30)
    Over the last few decades, walking and cycling have increased in the United States, especially in large cities. Future efforts to promote active travel will occur during a time when automated vehicles will increasingly ...
  • IIHCC newsletter, June 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-06)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • Guest Editors’ Introduction: Multimodal Technologies and Interaction in the Era of Automated Driving 

    Riener, Andreas; Jeon, Myounghoon (MDPI, 2019-06-12)
    Recent advancements in automated vehicle technologies pose numerous opportunities and challenges to support the diverse facets of user needs [...]
  • Remote collection of microorganisms at two depths in a freshwater lake using an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) 

    Powers, Craig; Hanlon, Regina; Schmale, David G. III (PeerJ, 2018-01-26)
    Microorganisms are ubiquitous in freshwater aquatic environments, but little is known about their abundance, diversity, and transport. We designed and deployed a remote-operated water-sampling system onboard an unmanned ...
  • Intercomparison of Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Measurements for Atmospheric Science during the LAPSE-RATE Campaign 

    Barbieri, Lindsay; Kral, Stephan T.; Bailey, Sean C. C.; Frazier, Amy E.; Jacob, Jamey D.; Reuder, Joachim; Brus, David; Chilson, Phillip B.; Crick, Christopher; Detweiler, Carrick; Doddi, Abhiram; Elston, Jack; Foroutan, Hosein; González-Rocha, Javier; Greene, Brian R.; Guzman, Marcelo I.; Houston, Adam L.; Islam, Ashraful; Kemppinen, Osku; Lawrence, Dale; Pillar-Little, Elizabeth A.; Ross, Shane D.; Sama, Michael P.; Schmale, David G. III; Schuyler, Travis J.; Shankar, Ajay; Smith, Suzanne W.; Waugh, Sean; Dixon, Cory; Borenstein, Steve; de Boer, Gijs (MDPI, 2019-05-10)
    Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) are rapidly transforming atmospheric research. With the advancement of the development and application of these systems, improving knowledge of best practices for accurate measurement ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, May 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-05)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, April 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-04)
    Each issue of the IIHCC newsletter quickly highlights research, curriculum, facilities, and outreach efforts aligning with the University’s Beyond Boundaries initiative. The newsletters also contain updates regarding ...
  • Choices and Challenges 2019: Self-driving Cars in the New River Valley 

    Choices and Challenges (Virginia Tech, 2019-04-04)
    The Choices and Challenges Forum brochure includes a schedule of events held April 4, 2019, at the Inn at Virginia Tech. This event seeks to explore the choices we still face and the challenges raised by the potential ...
  • The Development and Field Evaluation of an IoT System of Low-Power Vibration for Bridge Health Monitoring 

    Tong, Xinlong; Yang, Hailu; Wang, Linbing; Miao, Yinghao (MDPI, 2019-03-11)
    Bridge safety is important for the safety of vehicles and pedestrians. This paper presents a study on the development of a low-power wireless acceleration sensor and deployment of the sensors on a wireless gateway and cloud ...

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