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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

After the Storm: Tips for Surviving Old Man Winter's Inconveniences

Feb. 9, 2017 — Experts share some tips that go beyond the usual winter safety driving advice and touch upon those often overlooked inconveniences that winter storms leave behind in order to decrease injuries and ... read more

Mathematically Optimizing Traffic Lights in Road Intersections

Feb. 3, 2017 — Traffic modeling has been of interest to mathematicians since the 1950s. Research in the area has only grown as road traffic control presents an ever-increasing problem. In a new paper, authors ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Bringing mobility into Germany’s transition to a new energy economy is a complex undertaking. While carmakers are developing more economical combustion engines and alternative drive systems, ... read more

Now Drivers Can Hear Ambulances No Matter How Loud Their Music Is Playing

Jan. 16, 2017 — If you’ve ever been startled by the sudden appearance of an ambulance while blasting music in your car, then you appreciate the value of a loud siren. Fortunately, your car is probably equipped ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — Universal adoption of the ISA speed warning system in Norway could reduce both the average speed of vehicles and their emissions, concludes a recent report. Lower speeds also lead to fewer fatalities ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Most white-hat hackers believe hackers will exploit cyber vulnerabilities to remotely access connected vehicles. One objective by security experts is to identify key vehicle cybersecurity challenges ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — The automotive industry research is strongly focused on technology that enables automated driving. A new sensor system should help increase passenger safety, say ... read more

Study Suggests Farm Traffic Vehicle Accidents Could Be Reduced by More Than Half

Oct. 21, 2016 — Traffic accidents involving farm vehicles in the Midwest would decrease by more than 50 percent if state policies required more lighting and reflection on those vehicles, new research has ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — With millions of daily commuters, and nearly 80 percent of them driving alone to work each day, suburbanites and city dwellers may soon have a new alternative to get them out from behind the steering ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Older adults have comparable response times to young adults when tasked with taking control of a semi-autonomous vehicle, new research ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Research shows that fitting tires with very low rolling resistance, combined with the right road surfacing, can provide just as much noise reduction as traditional noise ... read more

An Algorithm for Taxi Sharing

Sep. 26, 2016 — Researchers in Uruguay have developed an evolutionary algorithm to allow a smart city to facilitate efficient taxi sharing to cut an individual's transport costs as well as reduce congestion and ... read more

Study Measures Effects of Congestion on Access to Jobs by Car

Sep. 20, 2016 — The impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs for the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States has now been estimated by new ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Physicists have, for the first time, succeeded in directly visualizing on small scales how a material abruptly changes its state from conducting to insulating at low temperatures. Researchers thereby ... read more

Is 40 the New 50? Push for a New National Local Street Speed

Sep. 7, 2016 — Introducing a nationwide local street speed limit of 40km/h will save lives and create more livable communities, according to Australian ... read more

Structural, Regulatory and Human Error Were Factors in Washington Highway Bridge Collapse

Aug. 26, 2016 — When an important bridge collapsed on Interstate 5 near Mount Vernon, Washington, in 2013, questions were raised about how such a catastrophic failure could occur. A new analysis by a team of civil ... read more

Combating Traffic Congestion With Advanced Data Analytics

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers are investigating how cell phone data could benefit traffic planning by carrying out a study to determine whether data from cell phone networks could offer a reliable source of ... read more

Plug-in Hybrids Drive Electrically Half of the Time

Aug. 16, 2016 — Plug-in hybrids drive electrically with power from the grid 55% of the time. Battery electric vehicles are driven more in total and in everyday ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — Machines are taking over more and more tasks. Ideally, they should also be capable to support the human in case of poor performance. To intervene appropriately, the machine should understand what is ... read more

People Not Technology Will Drive Success of Autonomous Vehicles

Aug. 2, 2016 — As the world moves closer to autonomous and self-driving vehicles, road safety experts are turning from technology to psychology to better understand the road to safer ... read more

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