Kelly Donoughe

Kelly Donoughe

Technology: Illuminating the Road Ahead

Kelly Donoughe, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, has spent the past six years investigating and advocating for new methods to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities. While pursuing her PhD, Kelly puts her passion into practice by volunteering with the Blue Ridge Regional Transportation Safety Board and Crash Investigation Teams while also working at a local engineering firm to save lives now and in the future.

Kelly’s talk focuses on an upcoming transportation innovation that could prevent up to 80% of all traffic crashes. Her talk aims to introduce the concept behind connected vehicle technology, discuss its impact on the transportation industry, and shed light on some of the common misconceptions of advanced vehicle communication.