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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

May 24, 2017 — In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting ... read more

Flight Delay? Lost Luggage? Don't Blame Airline Mergers, Research Shows

May 23, 2017 — Airline consolidation has had little negative impact on on-time performance, an analysis of 15 years statistics has ... read more

Green Fleet Technology

May 16, 2017 — New research addresses the impact delivery trucks have on the environment by providing green solutions that keep costs down without sacrificing ... read more

Distracted? Slowing Down, Not a Safe Option

Apr. 11, 2017 — Drivers who slow down while using mobile phones have the potential to increase on-road conflicts, a new study warns. Distracted drivers reducing their speed might sound favorable in terms of safety, ... read more

In-Car Cow Avoidance

Apr. 7, 2017 — Driverless cars are hitting the headlines across the globe but for the foreseeable future we will still have drivers. The pressure then is how might some of the safety features of driverless cars be ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Long queues at certain approaches to some roundabouts could be reduced using magnetic detection devices under the road surface, which would activate a traffic metering signal at another, less ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way vortex generators increase lift on airplane ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early ... read more

Very Different Cities Have Similar Potential for Ride Sharing

Mar. 6, 2017 — Urban ride-sharing is feasible in a wide variety of cities around the globe, say researchers, and indeed that the potential 'shareability' of autos in those places is more similar, from ... read more

Study to Focus on Pollution Potential of Oil and Gas Wastewater Spread on Roadways

Feb. 22, 2017 — Understanding the environmental impact of using oil and gas wastewater as a road treatment may lead to safer water resources and stricter government regulations, according to ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a new paper. The study looks at the evolutionary changes that are being caused by the way roads ... read more

Strong Alcohol Policies Protect Against Drunk Driving Deaths Among Young People

Feb. 13, 2017 — Stronger alcohol policies protect young people from dying in crashes caused by drunk driving according to researchers. The study supports the importance of comprehensive alcohol control policies to ... read more

Surrounding Real Estate Shows Increase in Value If Near Transit Station

Feb. 10, 2017 — A U.S. national meta-analysis shows that single-family property increases only about 2.3 percent when located next to a transit station. According to previous studies, multi-family and commercial ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — New research suggests that insights from behavioral science can help inform the design of road signs to bring about changes in driver ... 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

Plan to Reduce Air Pollution Chokes in Mexico City

Feb. 2, 2017 — In 2008, Mexico City added driving restrictions on Saturdays in hopes of moving the needle on improving air quality but according to new research, the plan isn't ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — In a preliminary study, engineers found that as subway use swells during events that draw big crowds, so too does the number of tweets at these events. The results suggest that data from Twitter, and ... read more

Smart City Transport Systems

Jan. 26, 2017 — A machine-learning program uses land-use and amenities data to predict public transport use in Singapore, report ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — With mobile phone distracted driving a growing road safety issue, a new study reveals why some drivers slow down when using a mobile phone but others ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — A pre-existing 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents, according to new ... read more

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