The Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) Lab has several computers, multiple large-format computer monitors, and high-speed network connections to the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) traffic data network. The connection with NITTEC allows the lab to receive, in real-time, travel-related information collected by NITTEC’s regional monitoring and surveillance equipment which includes link travel times and speeds, incident information, border delay information, and road condition information. The lab also has: (1) basic traffic data collection equipment, including both automatic traffic data recorders (i.e., road tube counters and a radar traffic data recorder), as well as hand-held data collectors; (2) state-of-the-art transportation-related software, including traffic operations and simulation software, transportation planning software, statistical software, computational intelligence modeling tools, and geographic information systems (GIS) software; and (3) Hardware-in-the-loop traffic signal control equipment including Naztec TS2 type 1 traffic signal controller and a Naztec TS2 test box.
The Driving and Motion Simulation Lab houses a six degree Driving Simulator (DS) which includes a four-screen front-projected XVGA+ visualization system, a 6 Degree-of-Freedom motion simulator, a front-seat vehicle passenger cabin, and a 2.1 channel stereo sound system. The lab also houses a fixed-base training simulator consists of a GT Omega Racing Simulator Frame/Chair.
The Center for Computational Research (CCR) is a leading academic super-computing facility with more than 100 Tflops of peak performance compute capacity and 600 TB of high-performance storage. CCR's computing resources include a Linux cluster with more than 8000 processor cores and QDR Infiniband interconnect. A subset (32) of the cluster nodes contain (64) NVidia Tesla M2050 "Fermi" graphics processing units (GPUs). The computer visualization laboratory, housed within CCR, features a tiled display wall, and a VisDuo passive stereo system.