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, March 2021 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2021-03)
    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 ...
  • Preventing Crashes in Mixed Traffic with Automated and Human-Driven Vehicles 

    Talebpour, Alireza; Lord, Dominique; Manser, Michael; Machiani, Sahar Ghanipoor (SAFE-D: Safety Through Disruption National University Transportation Center, 2020-11)
    Reducing crash counts on saturated road networks is one of the most significant benefits of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. To date, many researchers have studied how AVs maneuver in different traffic situations, but ...
  • Modeling Driver Behavior During Automated Vehicle Platooning Failures 

    McDonald, Anthony D.; Sarkar, Abhijit; Hickman, Jeffrey; Alambeigi, Hananeh; Vogelpohl, Tobias; Markkula, Gustav (SAFE-D: Safety Through Disruption National University Transportation Center, 2021-01)
    Automated vehicles (AVs) promise to revolutionize driving safety. Driver models can aid in achieving this promise by providing a tool for designers to ensure safe interactions between human drivers and AVs. In this project, ...
  • Autonomous Emergency Navigation to a Safe Roadside Location 

    Furukawa, Tomonari; Zuo, Lei; Parker, Robert G.; Yang, Lisheng (SAFE-D: Safety Through Disruption National University Transportation Center, 2020-11)
    In this project, we developed essential modules for achieving the proposed autonomous emergency navigation function for an automated vehicle. We investigated and designed sensing solutions for safe roadside location ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, February 2021 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2021-02)
    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 ...
  • Estimating Crash Consequences for Occupantless Automated Vehicles 

    Witcher, Christina; Henry, Scott; McClafferty, Julie; Custer, Kenneth; Sullivan, Kaye; Sudweeks, Jeremy; Perez, Miguel (Virgina Tech Transportation Institute, 2021-02)
    Occupantless vehicles (OVs) are a proposed application of automated vehicle technology that would deliver goods from merchants to consumers with neither a driver nor passengers onboard. The purpose of this research was to ...
  • Real-World Use of Automated Driving Systems and their Safety Consequences: A Naturalistic Driving Data Analysis 

    Kim, Hyungil; Song, Miao; Doerzaph, Zachary R. (SAFE-D: Safety Through Disruption National University Transportation Center, 2020-11)
    Automated driving systems (ADS) have the potential to fundamentally change transportation, and a growing number of these systems have entered the market and are currently in use on public roadways. However, drivers may not ...
  • 3D printed graphene-based self-powered strain sensors for smart tires in autonomous vehicles 

    Maurya, Deepam; Khaleghian, Seyedmeysam; Sriramdas, Rammohan; Kumar, Prashant; Kishore, Ravi Anant; Kang, Min Gyu; Kumar, Vireshwar; Song, Hyun-Cheol; Lee, Seul-Yi; Yan, Yongke; Park, Jung-Min; Taheri, Saied; Priya, Shashank (2020-10-26)
    The transition of autonomous vehicles into fleets requires an advanced control system design that relies on continuous feedback from the tires. Smart tires enable continuous monitoring of dynamic parameters by combining ...
  • IIHCC Newsletter, December 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020-12)
    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, October 2020 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020-10)
    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 ...
  • CU-BEMS, smart building electricity consumption and indoor environmental sensor datasets 

    Pipattanasomporn, Manisa; Chitalia, Gopal; Songsiri, Jitkomut; Aswakul, Chaodit; Pora, Wanchalerm; Suwankawin, Surapong; Audomvongseree, Kulyos; Hoonchareon, Naebboon (2020-07-20)
    This paper describes the release of the detailed building operation data, including electricity consumption and indoor environmental measurements, of the seven-story 11,700-m(2) office building located in Bangkok, Thailand. ...
  • 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 W. (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 Ka Ching; Stulce, Kelly E.; Baker, Stephanie Ann; 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 ...

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