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May 2, 2016

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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

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

Feb. 9, 2016 — Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to their gas-only counterparts. Researchers have taken the technology one step further, ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — A new study provides insight into the impacts of home shopping on vehicle operations and greenhouse gas ... read more

Delivering the Internet of the Future, at the Speed of Light and Open-Sourced

Jan. 26, 2016 — New research has found, for the first time, a scientific solution that enables future Internet infrastructure to become completely open and programmable while carrying Internet traffic at the speed ... read more

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

Airlines Aren't Learning Enough from Near Misses

Jan. 19, 2016 — When it comes to flight safety, US airlines are pretty good at learning from accidents. But new research shows airlines should be learning more from accidents that never ... read more

Cutting Down Runway Queues

Jan. 13, 2016 — A queuing model has been developed that predicts how long a plane will wait before takeoff, given weather conditions, runway traffic, and incoming and outgoing flight schedules. The model may help ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A combined solution offers better protection against traffic noise – and can also benefit two-wheeled ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — In January 2015, a Washington, DC, hobbiest accidentally flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter drone over the White House fence and crashed it on the lawn. Small drones have proven to be effective tools of ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Two technologies which use deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings could be used for the development of driverless cars and autonomous robotics ... read more

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