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Article ID: 711520

U-M study: 'Induced' driving miles could overwhelm potential energy-saving benefits of self-driving cars

University of Michigan

The benefits of self-driving cars will likely induce vehicle owners to drive more, and those extra miles could partially or completely offset the potential energy-saving benefits that automation may provide, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Released:
17-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    15-Apr-2019 1:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711043

National Poll: Most Parents Concerned About Safety of Teens Using Ride Sharing Services

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As teens prepare to leave home for college or live on their own in a new city, many may also be using ride sharing services for the first time – and that raises safety concerns for many parents – a new national poll suggests.

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9-Apr-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711142

Researchers Look to Close the Gap Between Bike-Sharing Programs

Texas State University

Texas State’s Zhijie Sasha Dong, assistant professor, Ingram School of Engineering and graduate student Lingyu Meng look to close the gap between public bike systems and bike sharing systems in big cities like Nanjing, the capital of China’s Jiangsu Province.

Released:
11-Apr-2019 10:30 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    9-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710784

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

University of Michigan

In the 1960s animated sitcom The Jetsons, George Jetson commutes to work in his family-size flying car, which miraculously transforms into a briefcase at the end of the trip.

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4-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710771

Survey Provides Snapshot of Global ECMO Transport Services

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-sustaining therapy for patients with respiratory or circulatory failure that is best performed at high-volume centers with special expertise. A survey providing an overview of leading ECMO transport programs around the world is presented in the ASAIO Journal, official journal of ASAIO. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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4-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710638

Upcoming Airline Quality Rating to Reveal Best U.S. Carriers

Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The 29th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR), the longest running and most comprehensive study of the performance quality of the largest airlines in the United States, will be announced via a nationally distributed news release on Monday, April 8, at 3:01 a.m. EDT.

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3-Apr-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710651

How to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads

University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

At USC, researchers have published a new study that tackles a long-standing problem for autonomous vehicle developers: testing the system’s perception algorithms, which allow the car to “understand” what it “sees.”

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2-Apr-2019 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710585

U.S. Department of Energy funds Argonne sensing project at O’Hare

Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory received nearly $3.2 million for their proposal on the use of distributed sensing and high-performance computing to reduce traffic congestion while minimizing energy consumption and emissions in and around Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710560

Be the change you want to see in the world

University of Sussex

Individuals have as big a role to play in tackling climate change as major corporations but only if they can be encouraged to make significant lifestyle changes by effective government policy

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1-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 710413

Mobiliti: A Game Changer for Analyzing Traffic Congestion

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a software tool that uses supercomputing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center to accurately simulate traffic flow throughout the San Francisco Bay Area road networks and provide estimates of the associated congestion, energy usage, and productivity loss.

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28-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT

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