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Article ID: 702436

Blue Ribbon Panel: Now is the Time to Consider Child Passenger Safety in Self-Driving Vehicles

Safe Kids Worldwide

With self-driving cars poised to revolutionize America’s roadways and vehicle safety, top safety experts are calling upon developers of autonomous or self-driving vehicles to take immediate action to protect the safety of child passengers.

Released:
18-Oct-2018 1:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 702290

American Roads Not Ready for Self-Driving Vehicles, HFES Policy Statement Says

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress press for removing safety regulations in order to fast-track the introduction of highly automated vehicles, human factors/ergonomics experts recommend requiring important testing and driver support. A newly released statement from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) shows how to make autonomous vehicles safer.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702192

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Vehicles Are Valuable in Saving Lives

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Study shows that vehicles with advanced technology could potentially reduce crashes, injuries and deaths.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702060

Missouri S&T researchers win multimillion dollar grant to build fast-charging stations for electric cars

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Researchers from Missouri S&T and three private companies will combine their expertise to create charging stations for electric vehicles that could charge a car in less than 10 minutes – matching the time it takes to fill up a conventional vehicle with gasoline.“The big problem with electric vehicles is range, and it’s not so much range as range anxiety.

Released:
11-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701916

Speed Limit Enforcement Cameras Save Money and Lives in NYC

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Speed cameras rank among the most cost-effective social policies, saving both money and lives. Using the 140 speed cameras in New York City as a case study, researchers reported that doubling the number of cameras from 140 to 300 would save $1.2 billion while improving the quality and the duration of New Yorkers’ lives.

Released:
9-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701895

To Crash or To Swerve? New Study Reveals Which Actions Taken by Self-Driving Cars are Morally Defensible

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

A new study, “How should autonomous cars drive? A preference for defaults in moral judgments under risk and uncertainty,” published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal addressed this challenge by asking the public what they believed would be the most morally and ethically sound behavior for an autonomous vehicle (AV) faced with an oncoming collision. Even a perfectly functioning AV will not be able to avoid every collision and in some situations, every option will result in some type of crash.

Released:
9-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701871

UF/IFAS Study Illustrates Value Floridians, Others Place on Springs

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The state of Florida spent $365 million on springs’ restoration over the last seven years, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. Given the value Florida puts on its springs, Xiang Bi led a study in which she and her colleagues wanted to estimate the recreational benefits for springs’ users.

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9-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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