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Newswise: Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death? We Know Less Than You Think

Article ID: 720702

Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death? We Know Less Than You Think

Florida Atlantic University

How risky is travel in the U.S.? It gets tricky. Despite a lot of research on the dangers of traffic injury and death, there’s a lack of clarity on the role of the built environment (roadway designs and adjoining development) and its risk effects. Before we can know how risky a given built environment is, we have to know how many people are traveling there, and in many cases, for pedestrians and cyclists, this data is not available.

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15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 720514

Chemistry Postdoc Receives Battery500 Young Investigator Award

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Zulipiya Shadike, a postdoctoral fellow in the Chemistry Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, received a Young Investigator Award from the Battery500 Consortium, a DOE-sponsored consortium led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) that aims to improve electric vehicle batteries.

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10-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 719318

Where to Park Your Car, According to Math

Santa Fe Institute

In a world where the best parking space is the one that minimizes time spent in the lot, two physicists compare parking strategies and settle on a prudent approach.

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19-Sep-2019 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719211

Studying the Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on the Workforce

Michigan State University

A multidisciplinary research team from Michigan State University will use a $2.49 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a four-year study examining the impacts of autonomous vehicles on the future workforce. Shelia Cotten, professor in the Department of Media and Information, who is a leading expert on the use and impacts of emerging technologies, will lead the team, which will draw from organizational psychology, economics, sociology, geography, technology and transportation engineering.

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18-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Americans Would Rather Drive Themselves to Work Than Have an Autonomous Vehicle Drive Them, Study Says

Article ID: 719041

Americans Would Rather Drive Themselves to Work Than Have an Autonomous Vehicle Drive Them, Study Says

University of Washington

Are you willing to ride in a driverless car? Researchers at the University of Washington studied how Americans’ perceived cost of commute time changes depending on who’s driving.

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16-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 719018

Anxiety mounts for Ford and Chrysler with GM strike, work stoppage

Cornell University

More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off of factory floors and set up picket lines early Monday morning as contract talks with General Motors led to a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants and 22 parts distribution warehouses.

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16-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: It’s Not About Self-driving Cars, It’s About More People in Fewer Vehicles

Article ID: 718665

It’s Not About Self-driving Cars, It’s About More People in Fewer Vehicles

Florida Atlantic University

It now appears that pooled-ride services like car-pooling, public transit, and ride-splitting are much more important than self-driving cars and automation for sustainability and reducing traffic congestion. The idea is simple: put more people in fewer vehicles. Even modest levels of ride-pooling can result in significant energy savings. Increasing vehicle occupancy, especially during peak times, also can significantly reduce traffic congestion. These systems don’t require self-driving vehicles but simply centralized fleet coordination, which is achievable with today’s technologies.

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10-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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