May 23, 2016
Most drivers still want at least some control over automated vehicles
Despite greater coverage of driverless technology advancements the past couple of years, most Americans still prefer to drive themselves — at least partially, U-M researchers say.
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.
January 19, 2016
Study finds more Americans of all ages spurning driver’s licenses
While more and more teens and twentysomethings are forgoing driver’s licenses, the most recent trend holds true for pretty much all age groups, U-M researchers say.
January 12, 2016
James Sayer named director of Transportation Research Institute
The Office of Research has announced that James R. Sayer has been appointed director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute.
December 9, 2015
Autonomous cars may spur young adults to hit the road
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, U-M researchers say.
November 18, 2015
U-M, two national labs to study energy savings in connected vehicles
The university will share a 2.7 million federal grant with two 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 has been appointed full-time as director of U-M’s Mobility Transformation Center, and Carol Flannagan has been named interim director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute.
July 16, 2015
U-M in D.C.
University representatives spoke at congressional briefings recently on topics related to unmanned aircraft and vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
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 U-M researcher.
January 13, 2015
UMTRI part of nationwide study on safety of older drivers
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.
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