Center for Vehicle Systems & Safety

Welcome

The Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS) at Virginia Tech was established in 2004 by Dr. Mehdi Ahmadian, Dan Pletta professor of Mechanical Engineering, and director of CVeSS. The Center consists of three laboratories: Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (AVDL, established 1995), Railway Technology Laboratory (RTL, established 2004),  and VT Rail (established 2012). The center is served by a large number of faculty members, research scientists, post-doctoral researchers, visiting scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students who support a diverse portfolio of projects.

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Recent News

A visit to Transportation Technology Center (TTCI) for our students to interact with industry professionals and have more opportunity for real-world learning 
Congratulations to Dejah Singh successfully defending her Master Thesis!
Congratulations to Jay Dixit for winning Committee 18 – Light Density & Short Line Railways Scholarship !

Research Areas (click picture for more details)

Track & Railway

Advanced Suspension

Sensors & Intelligent Systems

Heavy Trucks

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FedEx Team - CVeSS

Energy Harvesting

Marine Systems

Vehicle Testing

Physics-based Models

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Sponsors

Our Contact Information:

Center for Vehicle Systems & Safety (CVeSS)
3103 Commerce Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel: 540-231-4920
Fax: 540-231-0730

Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
635 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6045