January 25, 2000
The Smart Road by Virginia's Department of Transportation is a full-scale research facility for pavement research and evaluation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) concepts, technologies, and products. ITS technologies are all about improving communications between drivers, vehicles, and the highways by using |sophisticated computers, electronics, and satellites.
Blacksburg, VA -- For three months this year, a Virginia Tech engineering faculty member, Imad Al-Qadi, was on the job by 6 a.m., at least six and sometimes seven days a week. The intensity of his work kept him each evening until about 8 or 8:30, and once in awhile, midnight. He went for almost an entire month without eating a meal with his wife and three children.
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