Augmented reality technology can accelerate testing of connected and automated vehicles by 1,000 to 100,000 times, and reduce additional testing costs — beyond the price of physical vehicles — to almost zero, according to a new white paper published by Mcity.
Two key players in advanced transportation and mobility research at the University of Michigan are joining forces to more effectively move the sector into the 21st century in ways that are safe and sustainable.
Up to 8.1 million car crashes and 44,000 deaths could be prevented if the federal government mandated connected vehicle technology now, rather than waiting even three years to develop and evaluate competing technologies.
One of the selling points of autonomous vehicles is the chance for drivers to be more productive while traveling. But some, suffering from motion sickness, won't be able to take advantage of relinquishing the wheel.
Gasoline vehicles would produce lower emissions than the average battery-electric vehicle only if their fuel economy was higher than 51.5 mpg worldwide, say researchers at the University of Michigan.
Electric and hybrid electric vehicles are in the fast lane to wider adoption, according to a new study by University of Michigan researchers.
Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for consumers to consider the vehicles road-ready.
A new national survey from the University of Michigan explores why many consumers don't heed vehicle safety recalls and what steps might boost compliance.
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.
Despite greater coverage of driverless technology advancements the past couple of years, most Americans still prefer to drive themselves — at least partially, say University of Michigan researchers.
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.
While more and more teens and twentysomethings are forgoing driver's licenses, the most recent trend holds true for pretty much all age groups, say University of Michigan researchers.
The Office of Research has announced that James R. Sayer has been appointed director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute.
The percentage of young adults without driver’s licenses has been on the rise for more than 30 years, but self-driving vehicles may reverse that trend.
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.
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
Impact of unmanned aircraft
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.
The U-M Transportation Research Institute is one of five national test sites selected by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to address the well-being of older drivers.
The U-M Transportation Research Institute is celebrating a half-century of making transportation safe and carrying out research that has had an impact on the lives of road users around the world.