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September 25, 2020

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Persistence of ADHD Into Adulthood Is an Important Predictor of Car Crash Risk

A new study reports that the risk of being involved in car crashes increases for those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ...

Identifying Sources of Deadly Air Pollution in the United States

A new study provides an unprecedented look at the causes of poor air quality in the United States and its effects on human ...

What Ethical Models for Autonomous Vehicles Don't Address, and How They Could Be Better

There's a fairly large flaw in the way that programmers are currently addressing ethical concerns related to artificial intelligence and autonomous ...

Women Commuting During Rush Hour Are Exposed to Higher Levels of Pollutants

Studies have shown associations between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and adverse health outcomes, including preterm birth and low birthweight. A new study finds higher exposure to ...
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A Small Number of Self-Organizing Autonomous Vehicles Significantly Increases Traffic Flow

With the addition of just a small number of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the road, traffic flow can become faster, greener, and safer in the near future. Researchers present a simple set of ...

Will Automated Vehicles Cut Parking Revenue?

Researchers used Seattle as a case study to find the association between TNC trips and on-street parking occupancy. They found that up to a certain point, more Uber trips meant more parking ...

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Travel Bans

A new study sheds light on how COVID-19 spreads regionally and between countries, as well as on how effective governmental measures to curb the spread of the pandemic have been to ...

Opioid Use and Driving Outcomes Among Older Adults

A new study looks at the relationship between opioid use and driving among older ...

Making More Data Available for Training Self-Driving Cars

For safety's sake, a self-driving car must accurately track the movement of pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles around it. Training those tracking systems may now be more effective thanks ...

Impact of COVID-19 on Air Transport Sector

Research has assessed the initial impact of COVID-19 on air transport and found that it is likely to lead to a smaller, consolidated sector in the ...

Bike Commuting Accelerated When Bike-Share Systems Rolled Into Town

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, in cities where bike-share systems have been introduced, bike commuting increased by 20%, according to a new ...

Sensory Danger Zones: How Sensory Pollution Impacts Animal Survival

A new article presents a framework for understanding how light and noise pollution affects ...

Sobering New Data on Drinking and Driving: 15% of US Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Fatalities Involve Alcohol Under the Legal Limit

A new study found that motor vehicle crashes involving drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) below the legal limit of 0.08 percent accounted for 15% of alcohol-involved crash deaths in the ...

Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely to Yield for Pedestrians

What does the car you drive say about your manners? New study finds that drivers of flashy cars are less likely to yield for ...

What to Expect When You're Expecting Electric Transportation

While electric vehicles alone may not reduce carbon emissions, a new study reveals that when electric vehicles are powered with renewable energy and coupled with carbon policy strategies, they can ...

'Rosetta Stone' for Urban Scaling Makes Sense of How Cities Change Across Time and Space

New work reconciles divergent methods used to analyze the scaling behavior of ...

Increased Traffic Injuries Are a Surprising Result of Restricting Older Drivers

Research has examined impacts of mandated cognitive testing at driver's license renewal for people aged 75+. Such testing aims to identify potentially dangerous drivers and remove them from the ...

Does News Coverage of Crashes Affect Perceived Blame?

Despite an ever-rising number of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths on US roads each year, there's no widespread public pressure to improve road safety -- a situation influenced by how news ...

Who's Liable? The AV or the Human Driver?

Researchers have developed a joint fault-based liability rule that can be used to regulate both self-driving car manufacturers and human drivers. They propose a game-theoretic model that describes ...

More Federal Funding Needed to Increase Americans' Active Transportation Habits

The federal government has allocated only about 2 percent of its transportation funds to encourage walking and cycling, not nearly enough to make a significant difference, according to new ...

Smart Intersections Could Cut Autonomous Car Congestion

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase autonomous car capacity on urban streets of the future, reduce congestion and minimize ...

Why Did the Turtles Cross the Highway? They Didn't, but They Still Might Be Impacted

Researchers set out to determine the impact of the Route 33 bypass through Wayne National Forest on the local box turtle population. The answers were not exactly what they ...

Public Blame Accidents on Drivers More Than Their Automated Cars When Both Make Mistakes

The public are more likely to blame accidents involving semi-autonomous cars on driver -- rather than machine -- error, a new study has ...

Another Reason to Get Cataract Surgery: It Can Make You 48% Safer on the Road

Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients' vision before and after cataract surgery. They found that near misses and crashes decreased by 48% after ...

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