1. January 8, 2015

    UMTRI celebrating 50 years of transportation research excellence

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. August 4, 2014

    Despite expected benefits, concerns remain over self-driving vehicles

    While more than half of Americans have favorable opinions about self-driving vehicles, most believe that humans are still better drivers than automated technology, U-M researchers say.

  4. 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.

  5. May 6, 2014

    Industry leaders join U-M mobility transformation initiative

    The university’s Mobility Transformation Center has announced key industry leaders from a variety of sectors have joined the center as its initial industry partners.

  6. April 18, 2014

    Connected vehicles: Concerns about security, privacy

    A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy, according to a University of Michigan survey.

  7. April 11, 2014

    Here to stay: Less fuel use by U.S. drivers

    Despite U.S. population growth, fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is now lower than it was 15 years ago, a University of Michigan researcher says.

  8. February 21, 2014

    Roads pose more risk in some places than poor health

    A dozen of the world’s countries with the highest traffic fatality rates per 100,000 population are part of the African continent, according to researchers at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

  9. February 7, 2014

    Shifting innovation in reverse could solve urban transit issues

    When it comes to urban transit, both emerging and mature markets have some things in common — diminishing public resources, infrastructure constraints and air quality concerns.

  10. February 4, 2014

    U-M plays integral role in connected-vehicle technology research

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s green light to proceed with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is an important move forward and is closely related to the work of the U-M Mobility Transformation Center.