Our researchers conduct cutting-edge research across a wide variety of fields. As technology continues to expand our capabilities, we continue to push the boundaries of how new technologies can benefit the broader goals in transportation engineering and research. Interdisciplinary research and education is a cornerstone of meaningful innovation designed to benefit our infrastructure, economies, and society as a whole. We explore new wireless technologies, autonomous vehicles, big data, environmental advancements, and many other fields to expose our students to the very latest advancements, which will in turn enable them to be the transportation thought leaders of tomorrow.
Vnomics is a producer of vehicle monitoring systems that include advanced driver monitoring, conditioned-based maintenance, and predictive maintenance. Vnomics monitors the health of the vehicle and the driver's behavior in real-time. The unique in-cab coaching system improves the driver's fuel economy and safety. The special vehicle software assesses the vehicle health and predicts failures within the major vehicle subsystems. These features combine to reduce a typical fleet operator's fuel, maintenance, and safety expenses by more than $3,000 per truck per year.