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Article ID: 707795

Risk Analysis Releases Special Issue on the Social Science of Automated Driving

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk Analysis, An International Journal has published a special issue, “Social Science of Automated Driving,” which features several articles examining the human side of automated driving, focusing on questions about morality, the role of feeling, trust and risk perceptions.

Released:
8-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707529

Crowd-Sourced Apps Help Planners Design Better Paths for Cyclists

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The research from the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences focused on using Strava, a GPS-based app, to analyze bicycling patterns in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Released:
5-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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    5-Feb-2019 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707308

Traffic Fatalities on a High After Cannabis Legalisation

Monash University

Legalising the sale of cannabis for recreational use can lead to a short-term increase in traffic fatalities in legalising states and their neighbouring jurisdictions, new research suggests.

Released:
31-Jan-2019 7:00 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 707451

Fatal Opioid-Related Car Crashes in Maryland Hold Steady Over Decade

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new approach to defining opioid-related auto fatalities provides insight into the nature and distribution of opioid-involved deaths in the state of Maryland, say the authors of a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released:
4-Feb-2019 10:10 AM EST
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Article ID: 707407

New tools in transportation

Argonne National Laboratory

A new version of the AFLEET Tool from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory calculates and compares the costs and environmental benefits of a broad range of alternative fuel technologies. Covering 18 fuel/vehicle technologies, AFLEET Online offers an easy-to-use web-based platform.

Released:
1-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707128

Airline quality expert explains how government shutdown affects air travel

Wichita State University

Dean Headley, co-author of the national Airline Quality Rating from Wichita State University, explains how the government shutdown affects air travel.

Released:
28-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 707109

Missouri S&T poised to help address state’s bridge repair needs

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s plan to release bond funds to support bridge repair across the state comes as welcome news to researchers at Missouri S&T, home to a federal initiative to develop new robotic tools to inspect and preserve bridges and other infrastructure.Missouri S&T researchers are in the midst of a five-year effort to develop new technologies to inspect and maintain bridges and portions of highway.

Released:
25-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST
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    25-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706878

Injuries Associated With Standing Electric Scooter Use

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Nearly 250 patients ended up at two Southern California emergency departments with injuries associated with standing electric scooter use and few riders were wearing helmets. This observational study used medical record review to examine injuries associated with standing electric scooter use over a one-year period; 228 patients were injured as riders and 21 as nonriders.

Released:
22-Jan-2019 2:55 PM EST

Article ID: 706875

Engineers plan NYC L train ‘smart’ tunnel to avert dreaded shutdown

Cornell University

Thanks to Ivy League ingenuity – and engineering – there’s a good chance “L-pocalypse” won’t befall the Big Apple. What began with a few questions resulted in an entirely new plan to avert the shutdown, and perhaps a new model for how major infrastructure projects can be evaluated.

Released:
22-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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