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Virginia Tech Study on vehicles with advanced automation technology

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Only Trons, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Only Trons

    Only Trons Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    A neighbor of mine who attends Virginia Tech just stopped by my home to tell me about a study being conducted by Virginia Tech. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is looking for specific vehicle owners to participate in a year long study that is meant to contribute to understanding the use of future vehicle technology.

    From their website: "The purpose of this study is to understand how drivers with advanced automation technology will use a smart phone-based Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS). The ATIS presents relevant, real time data in a mobile application. The ATIS equipped mobile device will be provided to study participants and vehicles will be instrumented with a data collection system. The data collection system will collect video data but no live audio data will be collected."

    To be eligible, participants must drive a 2015 or later Tesla and regularly drive on I-66, US 29, US 50, or I-495 in Northern Virginia. (Five other non-Tesla car models are also eligible to participate, but this forum is about Tesla).

    Participants cars will be instrumented.

    I don't qualify because I don't regularly drive on the requested routes. In addition, I'm not certain I like the idea of having cameras installed that look inside the vehicle!

    Participants will receive compensation, which ranges from $30 - $300 per month with a maximum amount of $3850.

    I am posting this in case any of our Northern Virginia Tesla owners are interested. To find more details, visit their website at .
  2. Xenius

    Xenius Member

    Apr 24, 2015
    Havertown, PA
    As a fellow Hokie Alumnus I'll spread the word. Good luck to your neighbor.

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