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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

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

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

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

Research Pinpoints Most Dangerous HGV Designs

July 29, 2016 — HGVs with high cabs have the most blind spots and pose the greatest risk to vulnerable road users, research has ... read more

Streetcar Tracks Increase Risk of Bike Crashes

July 26, 2016 — One-third of bike crashes in Toronto's downtown involved the city's streetcar tracks, according to a new study that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to ... read more

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

Machines Can Learn to Respond to New Situations Like Human Beings Would

Apr. 28, 2016 — How does the image-recognition technology in a self-driving car respond to a blurred shape suddenly appearing on the road? Researchers have shown that machines can learn to respond to unfamiliar ... read more

Listening to the Radio Could Impair Drivers' Concentration

Apr. 27, 2016 — Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be bad for your driving – you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A self-driving truck has tested successfully at speeds of up to 90 ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Cars, fire trucks and traffic signals are connected on live streets in an Arizona community, where engineering researchers are fine-tuning their technology and demonstrating its power to save lives ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Juan Manuel Fangio is the greatest Formula One driver of all time, according to new ... 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

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