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July 23, 2016

Study Links Recession Recovery, Increase in Commercial Truck Fatalities

July 11, 2016 — New research findings reveal unexpected health consequences of economic recovery on fatalities involving large, commercial vehicles. Research has shown that when the economy improves, motor vehicle ... read more

How 4-D Simulation Can Help Construction Projects Come in on Time, Budget

June 7, 2016 — Researchers have developed an advanced technique to avoid costly delays often associated with massive public transportation infrastructure ... read more

Making Airport Surface Traffic More Efficient

June 7, 2016 — Many major European airports are unable to expand. This means that aircraft departures, arrivals and surface traffic movements will have to be sped up. A new system designed to make surface movements ... read more

Top Driving Distractions for Teens as '100 Deadliest Days' Begin

June 1, 2016 — New research looks into the causes of teen crashes. Phase II of the report examines teen crash videos to determine trends in driver distraction. The results show that teens increasingly text and ... read more

Analysis of Electric Vehicles to Optimize the in And out-of-Car Experience

May 6, 2016 — An international research team has been working to acquire, pool and develop knowledge on various aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles, such as vehicle dynamics, drivability, and noise, vibration ... read more

Car Crashes: Predicting High Risk Locations

May 3, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new blackspot identification method that offers an unbiased prediction of crash counts and allows a more accurate way to identify high-risk crash sites. The blackspot ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A "Robird" will make its first flights at an airport location in February. The Robird is designed to scare away birds at airports and waste processing ... read more

Autonomous Vehicles Cannot Be Test-Driven Enough Miles to Demonstrate Their Safety

Apr. 12, 2016 — Autonomous vehicles would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and, under some scenarios, hundreds of billions of miles to create enough data to clearly demonstrate their safety, according ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have devised and configured a new 5G radio access system for intervehicular communication. The system is intended to improve road safety in a future scenario where 5G technologies are ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — In computer aided vehicle engineering, you need accurate data on various environmental influences. This is the only way developers can conduct tests that simulate the experience of a real car. A ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Imagine a scenario where sensor-laden vehicles pass through intersections by communicating with each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic lights. A newly published study claims this kind ... read more

Public Transport, Walking and Cycling to Work Are All Associated With Reductions in Body Fat for Adults in Mid-Life

Mar. 16, 2016 — Adults who commute to work via cycling or walking have lower body fat percentage and body mass index measures in mid-life compared to adults who commute via car, according to a new ... read more

New Report Recommends Research to Improve Understanding of Relationship Between Fatigue and Crash Risk

Mar. 10, 2016 — Insufficient sleep can decrease a commercial motor vehicle driver's level of alertness, which may increase the risk of a crash, yet little is known about effective ways to minimize that risk, ... read more

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Mar. 2, 2016 — Intelligent transportation systems enable people to make smart travel choices, whether it's selecting an alternate route to avoid a minor traffic backup or figuring out the safest evacuation ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — According to statistics, the majority of accidents occur at dusk or at night – poor visibility is often the trigger. Intelligent headlights adapt to the current traffic situation, and can be a ... read more

Jet Engines to Become Cleaner in Future

Feb. 26, 2016 — New research is working toward a new way to measure emissions of fine particulate matter from aircraft engines, and scientists are hoping to develop a preliminary standard governing the emission of ... read more

Driverless Cars Could Increase Reliance on Roads

Feb. 26, 2016 — Driverless vehicles could intensify car use, reducing or even eliminating promised energy savings and environmental benefits, a new study has ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — According to a new study most people are able to navigate easily by following audio guidance while walking or cycling. The study investigated two different guidance types: route guidance and beacon ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — Emissions from the transport sector can be drastically reduced with more streamlined trucks. Researchers have calculated, and have had built an initial version of the transport vehicle of the ... read more

In a Maddening Subway Crowd? Escape With Mobile Shopping Immersion

Feb. 18, 2016 — What do irritable, squished riders on a crowded subway train do? According to a forthcoming study they often immerse themselves in their mobile phones to escape the crowd, and they tend to shop and ... read more

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