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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

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

Why Parents Are the New 'Heroes' in Policing Young Drivers

Aug. 3, 2016 — Parents are vital in encouraging their children to obey the road rules and young drivers are keen to show their parents they can be trusted, which means they may hold greater power in enforcing ... read more

Transit and Training Crucial to Connecting Unemployed With Jobs

July 29, 2016 — The mismatch between unemployed workers and job vacancies is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region and it appears to have worsened since the turn of the millennium, new research indicates. The ... 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

Indian Pedestrian, Motorcycle Deaths Likely Much Higher Than Government Data Suggest

July 28, 2016 — Official government statistics on traffic deaths in southwest India significantly misrepresented the number of pedestrian and motorcycle deaths in the region over a two-year period, casting doubt on ... read more

Nearly 80 Percent of Drivers Express Significant Anger, Aggression or Road Rage

July 14, 2016 — Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. ... 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

July 6, 2016 — There's a lot more we could be doing to combat urban sprawl -- and European countries are leading the way, say ... read more

New Study Compares Transportation Energy Efficiency of Local and Conventional Food

June 30, 2016 — A marketing specialist has compared the transportation efficiencies of the conventional and local fruit and vegetable transportation networks in the Knoxville-area surrounding the University's ... read more

Mapping the Subway's Microbiome

June 21, 2016 — Researchers aims to map the microbiome of public transit systems in 54 cities worldwide, including New York, Hong Kong, Paris or ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Fatal bicycle and pedestrian crashes are on the rise in Wisconsin, where an urban planning professor has created a list of policy recommendations and urban design solutions to make the state's ... 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

Tax on Plug-in Vehicles Is Not Answer to Road-Funding Woes, Study Shows

May 27, 2016 — Given declining revenues from gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and the need for new ways of funding road infrastructure, state and federal policymakers are considering or have enacted annual ... 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

Algorithm Can Improve Guidance of Crash Victims to Most Appropriate Place for Care

May 5, 2016 — A new computer algorithm can provide important information on a motor vehicle crash to help ambulance personnel and hospital staff better direct crash victims to the most appropriate ... 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

Exempt from Passenger Restraint Laws, Taxis Pose Risky Rides for Small Children

Apr. 30, 2016 — The vast majority of small children riding in taxis are not restrained in car safety seats, according to new research, even though there are tens of thousands of motor vehicle collisions involving ... read more

Stronger State Policies Reduce Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Deaths Among Teens

Apr. 30, 2016 — Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among youth in the United States, and one in three deaths from automobile crashes are alcohol-related. However, stronger alcohol policies adopted ... read more

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