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April 23, 2019

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Distracted Drivers 29 Times More Likely to Wreck in a Highway Work Zone

Mar. 5, 2019 — Highway work zone crashes happen every 5.4 minutes. Now, a new study says an inattentive driver is 29 times more likely to cause a collision or near collision in a work ... read more

Automated Speed Enforcement Doesn't Just Reduce Collisions -- It Helps Reduce Crime

Feb. 21, 2019 — It's widely accepted that automated photo enforcement programs targeting speeding help reduce collisions and promote safe driving. Now a new study suggests they can also significantly reduce ... read more

Research Will Help Urban Planners Prioritize Bike Lanes

Feb. 12, 2019 — A new virtual tool could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities. The data-based tool builds on previous research that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for ... read more

Safe to Use Hands-Free Devices in the Car? Yes, Suggests New Research

Feb. 7, 2019 — New research suggests that drivers who use hands-free electronic devices, as opposed to handheld ones, are less likely to get into a ... read more

Self-Driving Cars and Geospatial Data: Who Holds the Keys?

Feb. 5, 2019 — As self-driving cars continue to develop, there will be plenty of data amassed through cars' navigational technologies. Questions regarding privacy, ownership, cybersecurity and public safety ... read more

Mean Streets: Self-Driving Cars Will 'Cruise' to Avoid Paying to Park

Jan. 31, 2019 — If you think traffic in city centers is bad now, just wait until self-driving cars emerge on the scene, cruising around to avoid paying hefty downtown parking ... read more

A New Low-Latency Congestion Control for Cellular Networks

Jan. 20, 2019 — A recent study has proposed a novel technique that can reduce the congestion issues in the network ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Research shows that drones can be more effective and safer in crash mapping of vehicular highway accidents than conventional methods. Drones using new imaging technology allows highway safety ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a new ... read more

Drivers Who Can 'Bid' for Parking Spaces May Improve Parking Options Around the World

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers have developed a parking algorithm that allows drivers to 'bid' for a curbside spot in urban areas. A smartphone app that uses the algorithm can offer a practical solution to ... read more

Crashes Increase When Speed Limits Dip Far Below Engineering Recommendation

Dec. 12, 2018 — Speed limits set only five miles per hour below engineering recommendations produce a statistically significant decrease in total, fatal and injury crashes, and property-damage-only crashes, ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — In the drive to find new ways to extend electronics beyond the use of silicon, physicists are experimenting with other properties of electrons, beyond charge. Physicists now describe a way to ... read more

US Interstate Highways Need Overhaul, Says New Report

Dec. 6, 2018 — The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of ... read more

Nov. 20, 2018 — In the first study to assess the energy impact of smart technology in cars, researchers have put a number on the potential fuel-cost savings alone: $6.2 ... read more

Where You Go Tells Who You Are -- And Vice Versa

Nov. 19, 2018 — Mining data to analyze tracking patterns, scientists can infer the population travel demand level in a region from the trajectories of just a portion of travelers. They found three distinct groups ... read more

New Scheduling System Could Help Reduce Flight Delays

Nov. 13, 2018 — Scheduling and coordinating air traffic can be difficult, but taking the airlines' and passengers' delay costs into account can actually save airlines money and result in fewer delays, ... read more

Ride-Hailing Increases Vehicle Miles Traveled

Sep. 27, 2018 — Ride-hailing accounts for an 83 percent increase in the miles cars travel for ride-hailing passengers in Denver's metro ... read more

Mathematicians Calculate the Safest Way Home for Pedestrians

Sep. 18, 2018 — A mobile app that guides pedestrians along the safest instead of quickest route to their destination is being ... read more

Scientists Present Concept for the Elimination of Traffic Jams

Aug. 2, 2018 — A team of researchers presents proposals for the traffic management of the future. A dynamic and fair toll for road use could reduce ... read more

Aug. 1, 2018 — New research suggests that electric vehicle drivers could face longer charging times when temperatures drop. The reason: cold temperatures impact the electrochemical reactions within the cell, and ... read more

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