VIEW: Visibility In Elevated Wide Vehicles
The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center improves transportation by anticipating and addressing emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and institutional innovations across all modes. The Santos Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving transportation safety. With the guidance of Volpe and the support of the Santos Foundation, the Volpe SCOPE team aims to help save lives by reducing collisions between heavy vehicles and vulnerable road users. A truck safety ranking system that characterizes blind spots by size, location, and shape will be created to influence future truck design, fleet policy, and aftermarket modifications that will increase the visibility of other road users from a truck cab.