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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

How the Economy Affects Traffic Fatalities

Jan. 21, 2016 — With the recent fall in gas prices, most drivers might be thinking that now they can afford to take that road trip, take a quick jaunt to the outlet mall, or just drive to work instead of taking ... read more

Dangerous Driving Puts Kids at Higher Risk of Getting Hit During School Drop-Offs

Jan. 20, 2016 — In 2011, trained observers measured dangerous driving behaviors and numbers of children walking to school during morning drop-off times. The study reviewed police reports on child PMVCs, mapped ... read more

College Students Whose Friends Text and Drive More Likely to Do It Too, Study Shows

Jan. 19, 2016 — Texting while driving is a significant risk factor for automobile collisions, and cell phone use while driving is especially prevalent among young people. More than half (52 percent) of a sample of ... read more

New Report Calls for More Consistent Regulations for Mobile App Transportation

Dec. 11, 2015 — Innovative transportation services such as car sharing, bike sharing, and transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft are changing mobility for millions of people, yet regulation of these ... read more

New Device Could Detect Driver Drowsiness, Make Roads Safer

Dec. 8, 2015 — Drowsy driving injures and kills thousands of people in the United States each year. A new device under development could alert drowsy drivers and avoid potential ... read more

Tracking Freight Flows

Nov. 17, 2015 — A new freight database that will help transportation officials improve highways, railroads and other trade routes across the country. With about two million records in the database, this resource ... read more

U.S. Airlines Learning from Accident Close Calls, but They Can Try Harder, Study Finds

Oct. 29, 2015 — Although U.S. airlines are extraordinarily safe, they are missing an important opportunity to acquire even more safety-related information because some incidents involving close calls are not probed ... read more

Cars Must Be Considerate of the Driver When Talking

Oct. 26, 2015 — Smart telephones and TVs are well-established technical gadgets in today's society. The same cannot be said about smart cars with dialogue systems that can understand you and communicate as if ... read more

Smart Car Cyberattack Warning: Flaws Found in Security Systems

Oct. 20, 2015 — How Australia acts today will determine the security and safety of driverless cars, autonomous vehicles and intelligent transport systems in the future, with academics warning there is a risk of ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — An airport apron bustles with traffic. The tow tractors, tankers and buses moving busily around an aircraft run the risk of colliding. An enhanced positioning system will increase safety and the ... read more

Research Initiative Presents New Traffic Technologies for Cities

Oct. 7, 2015 — The partners in the UR:BAN research initiative set out to make driving in tomorrow’s cities safer and more efficient. At the initiative’s upcoming final presentation, demonstration vehicles will ... read more

Section Speed Control Reduces the Number of Killed, Severely Injured by Half

Oct. 6, 2015 — Section control reduces injury crashes and, even more, the number of killed or severely injured. The results of this study refer to the section of road between the two ... read more

Study Comparing of Crash Risk of EU and US Motor-Vehicles Indicates Differences in Performance

Sep. 25, 2015 — An international research study examined the hypotheses that vehicles meeting EU safety standards perform similarly to US-regulated vehicles in the US driving environment, and vice versa. The ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A new study provides evidence for tactical recommendations on restricted cruise altitudes for aircraft crossing the North Atlantic oceanic airspace. The research is part of the Future Air Navigation ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Researchers hope to cut roadside dangers by using ever-shrinking radio sensors, GPS tracking, and connected vehicle technology to link highway workers to an alert ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — In the future, a wireless charging system will allow electric cars not only to charge their batteries, but also to feed energy back into the power grid, helping to stabilize it. The cost-effective ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — They're going to build a new road right outside your living room window. The authorities have sent you a 'noise map', but what you really need is to hear what the traffic noise will ... read more

Better Signs Could Help Reduce Friction Between Motorists, Bicyclists

Aug. 28, 2015 — A survey shows 'Bicycles May Use Full Lane' signs are better at communicating bicyclists' right to use the ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Computer scientists studied human mobility in urban areas from the point of view that mobility can be described as random walk with many short steps and fewer extremely long steps. Combining GPS data ... read more

Fair Sharing of Flight Delays Among Airlines

Aug. 26, 2015 — A study presents a new method for dealing with delays that, they conclude, keeps system-wide delays virtually constant while distributing delays among airlines more evenly. Specifically, it lets ... read more

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