New tech helps older drivers keep keys longer
A series of informative and engaging conversations with leaders in transportation.
Driver distraction study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Toyota shows significant correlation between parent and teen distractions.
During a March visit to Chalmers University in Goteborg, Sweden, Kristy Arbogast, PhD continued CIRP's almost four-year collaboration with Swedish industry and academic and government researchers to improve the safety of the rear seat for child occupants. Dr. Arbogast, CIRP's director of engineering, has served as co-investigator throughout the lifespan of the project.
UMTRI's Michigan Center for Advancing Safe Transportation throughout the Lifespan (M-CASTL) is pleased to announce the Aging, Mobility, and Quality of Life Conference, planned for June 24-26, 2012, at the University of Michigan. M-CASTL is cosponsoring and organizing the international conference with Elsevier Publishing.
Francine Romine, formerly of Ford Motor Company, joined UMTRI on March 5 as the institute’s new director of marketing and communications.
AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was featured on the Discovery Channel in Life Behind The Wheel: A Roadmap For Safety. In Part 3, Dr. Reimer discusses driver distraction and how difficult it is for us to multitask.
University of Michigan students interested in helping transform Detroit and urban transportation will benefit from two Alcoa Foundation grants totaling $65,000.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder may soon decide the fate of Michigan's mandatory motorcycle helmet law. A bill to repeal the law was introduced in the Michigan legislature in 2011.
Toyota and the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at CHOP have partnered on a pilot study as part of the National Child Occupant Special Study (NCOSS).
For the second straight month, the average fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States remained the same, according to UMTRI research.
Toyota and Virginia Tech have teamed up on a three-year study to evaluate the safety benefits of Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Systems and develop collision scenarios that can be used to effectively compare the technology across different makes and models.