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November 18, 2017

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December 13, 2016

U-M leads new Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

Moving society to next-generation transportation systems will take more than technology, and a new $2.47 million center led by the University of Michigan will explore the full picture of how communities can best transition to connected and automated vehicles.

March 28, 2016

Buckling up helps save others, not just yourself, study shows

If you think that not wearing a seat belt affects only yourself, think again, say researchers at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

Federal regulations require automakers to meet safety standards that protect drivers and passengers who are not wearing their seat belts.

November 18, 2015

U-M, two national labs to study energy savings in connected vehicles

Could vehicles that communicate with each other and their surroundings, helping drivers avoid crashes, also save energy?

The University of Michigan is working with two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories to study whether connected and automated vehicles could help people drive more efficiently.

August 5, 2015

Leadership appointments announced in MTC and UMTRI

Peter Sweatman, director of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the Mobility Transformation Center, two interdisciplinary units of the U-M Office of Research, has been appointed full-time as director of MTC. At the same time, Carol Flannagan, associate research scientist at UMTRI, has been appointed interim director

July 16, 2015

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Impact of unmanned aircraft

April 27, 2015

Flying environmentally friendly skies can save energy

Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan researcher.

 In a follow-up study from last year, Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute found that it takes twice as much energy to drive than to fly.

October 10, 2014

Increased interest in hybrids among non-hybrid owners

Current owners of hybrid vehicles are very satisfied with them and most will buy a hybrid again, University of Michigan researchers say.

And nearly a third of non-owners plan to purchase a hybrid for their next vehicle.

July 24, 2014

Traffic death rates higher in Northern Plains, South

While road safety nationwide has improved greatly in the last decade, traffic fatality rates are still generally higher in the Northern Plains and southern states than in the Northeast, Midwest and West, a University of Michigan researcher says.

May 6, 2014

Industry leaders join U-M mobility transformation initiative

The University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center on Tuesday announced key industry leaders from a variety of sectors — including Bosch, Econolite, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Xerox — have joined the center as its initial industry partners.

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