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Sunday 26-May-2019

Recent Research

Physical Activity Research Highlights from 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting

If you're looking for new health and fitness story ideas related to physical activity and chronic diseases, here is a selection of research that will be presented at ACSM's Annual Meeting beginning May 28 in Orlando, Florida. Contact Lisa Ramage to learn more about these topics or interview the ACSM researchers.

–American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)|2019-05-23

The Medical Minute: Keeping Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

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A tragic trio of inexperience, strong emotions and distractions combines to make vehicle crashes the leading cause of death and disability among American teenagers.

–Penn State Health|2019-05-23

Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35%

A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown.

–University of Cambridge|2019-05-20

Signals to Noise in Acoustic Vehicles Alerting Systems

If you’ve ever wished for a quieter commute, you may be in luck: The low-emission electric vehicles of tomorrow are expected to lower noise pollution as well as air pollution. The prospect of a future powered by environmentally friendly electric vehicles is leading experts to consider the benefits -- and the risks -- of quieter traffic. Two acoustics experts, Klaus Genuit and Rene Weinandy, will present their work studying acoustic vehicle alerting systems, or AVAS, at the 177th ASA Meeting, May 13-17.

–Acoustical Society of America (ASA)|2019-05-13

Schedule for the Acoustical Society of America Press Conferences with Live Webcasts from Louisville

Press conferences for the 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held Tuesday, May 14 in the Laffoon Room at the Galt House. The morning and afternoon press conferences will focus on research into human sounds and language learning, protecting wildlife from man-made obstacles and potentially helping authorities respond faster in an active shooting situation, as well as other discoveries in acoustics.

–Acoustical Society of America (ASA)|2019-05-10

Clean fuel cells could be cheap enough to replace gas engines in vehicles

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Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make the technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines in vehicles

–University of Waterloo|2019-05-08

Adaptive Cruise Control Vehicles Create Phantom Traffic Jams in Road Test

Work and his collaborators tested seven different cars from two manufacturers on a remote, rural roadway in Arizona. They simulated various driving conditions with a pace car changing its speed, followed by a vehicle using adaptive cruise control. The team measured how quickly and aggressively the ACC system responded to the pace car speed changes.

–Vanderbilt University|2019-05-07

Study analyzes benefits of tracking devices for auto insurance

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Research published online late last month in Production and Operations Management provides an analytical framework to assess the impact of tracking/monitoring technology on both drivers and insurance companies — and shows how it can benefit both

–Washington University in St. Louis|2019-04-30

Filling in the Gaps of Connected Car Data Helps Transportation Planners

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A Michigan Tech engineer has created a method to fill in the gaps of available connected vehicle data, which will give transportation planners a more accurate picture of traffic in their cities. It is also a more cost-effective data gathering system than what is currently available.

–Michigan Technological University|2019-04-25

New way to ‘see’ objects accelerates the future of self-driving cars

Researchers have discovered a simple, cost-effective, and accurate new method for equipping self-driving cars with the tools needed to perceive 3D objects in their path.

–Cornell University|2019-04-23

Tesla’s Reliance on ‘Computer Vision’ Adds to Self-Driving Car Challenge

–Cornell University|2019-04-22

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

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.

–University of Michigan|2019-04-17

New Discovery Makes Fast-Charging, Better Performing Lithium-Ion Batteries Possible

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Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible, according to research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just published in Nature Communications.

–Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)|2019-04-16

Interest waning: NYC auto show evolves, fails to attract top companies

–Cornell University|2019-04-15

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

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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.

–Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan|2019-04-15

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

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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.

–University of Michigan|2019-04-09

Claire Xiong Awarded Grant to Research Lithium Ion Battery Performance

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Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering Associate Professor Hui (Claire) Xiong recently was awarded a National Science Foundation grant of more than $300,000 to further her research on electrode materials used in lithium ion batteries.

–Boise State University|2019-04-05

Ford, GM and Toyota partnership for self-driving cars may save billions of dollars

–Cornell University|2019-04-03

How to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer on Roads

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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.”

–University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering|2019-04-02

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

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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.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2019-04-02

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