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AgeLab & The Hartford Release Findings on Reuters

AgeLab & The Hartford Release Findings on Reuters

New tech helps older drivers keep keys longer

September 17, 2013
UMTRI - Toyota Speaker Series

UMTRI - Toyota Speaker Series

A series of informative and engaging conversations with leaders in transportation.

September 12, 2013
Teen Driver Distraction Study Release

Teen Driver Distraction Study Release

Driver distraction study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Toyota shows significant correlation between parent and teen distractions.

November 27, 2012
Trusting New Tech

Trusting New Tech

September 4, 2012
Keeping Kids Safe in Cars - Continuing An International Collaboration

Keeping Kids Safe in Cars - Continuing An International Collaboration

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.

April 20, 2012
Aging, Mobility, and Quality of Life Conference

Aging, Mobility, and Quality of Life Conference

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.

April 9, 2012
AgeLab in USA Today

AgeLab in USA Today

March 16, 2012
UMTRI Hires Director of Marketing and Communications

UMTRI Hires Director of Marketing and Communications

Francine Romine, formerly of Ford Motor Company, joined UMTRI on March 5 as the institute’s new director of marketing and communications.

March 9, 2012
AgeLab Talks with Discovery on Distracted Driving and Older Drivers

AgeLab Talks with Discovery on Distracted Driving and Older Drivers

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.

March 6, 2012
Transforming Urban Transportation

Transforming Urban Transportation

University of Michigan students interested in helping transform Detroit and urban transportation will benefit from two Alcoa Foundation grants totaling $65,000.

February 21, 2012
UMTRI Urges Retention of Helmet Law

UMTRI Urges Retention of Helmet Law

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.

January 10, 2012
Pediatric Crash Data Collection System - Pilot Study

Pediatric Crash Data Collection System - Pilot Study

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).

January 5, 2012
UMTRI Study Shows Fuel Economy of New Cars by Month

UMTRI Study Shows Fuel Economy of New Cars by Month

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.

November 30, 2011
Introducing the AwareCar

Introducing the AwareCar

November 1, 2011
Toyota Partners with Virginia Tech on Three Research Projects

Toyota Partners with Virginia Tech on Three Research Projects

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.

September 27, 2011