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Thursday 8-Dec-2016

Recent Research

Bethlehem Star May Not Be a Star After All, The "Eye" of Majoranas, Cloud in a Box, and MORE in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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– Newswise|2016-12-05

Program Helps Teens 'Get the Message' About Distracted Driving

A program to educate teens about distracted driving—including a tour of a hospital trauma center and testimony from a trauma survivor—can increase awareness of the dangers of texting, cell phone use, and other distractions while driving, reports a study in the Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses.

–Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins|2016-11-28

How Much Attention Do Drivers Need to Pay?

MiRA, which takes a systems view of the driver in the context of the environment, represents a step toward the detection and classification of inattention.

–Human Factors and Ergonomics Society|2016-11-18

U-M Offers Open-Access Automated Cars to Advance Driverless Research

New University of Michigan research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers to rapidly test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground.

–University of Michigan|2016-11-15

What Factors Are Influencing Electric Vehicle Purchases in China?

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In 2014, the 74,763 new energy vehicles sold accounted for only 0.3 percent of total automobile sales in China that year. So a group of researchers set out to find out what motivates or influences consumer to purchase electric vehicles within seven cities in China. They report their findings this week in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.

–American Institute of Physics (AIP)|2016-11-15

Empa Innovation Award for New Flame Retardant

The Empa Innovation Award 2016 went to chemist Sabyasachi Gaan and his team. The researchers were recognized for the development of new, non-toxic and environmentally friendly fireproofing agents for the production of flame retard polyurethane foams, which are used in mattresses, seat upholstery and insulation modules for house façades, for instance. The prize was awarded on November 8 against the backdrop of the Empa Technology and Innovation Forum.

–Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology|2016-11-09

Steering Software Drives Audi Emission Scandal

–Cornell University|2016-11-07

A New Report on private sector cybersecurity, Grant to Protect Internet Of Things Tech, Weakness in Common Computer Chip, All in the Cybersecurity News Source

The latest research and features on cybersecurity in the Cybersecurity News Source

– Newswise|2016-11-02

New U.S. Robotics Roadmap Calls for Increased Regulations, Education and Research

A new U.S. Robotics Roadmap released Oct. 31 calls for better policy frameworks to safely integrate new technologies, such as self-driving cars and commercial drones, into everyday life. The document also advocates for increased research efforts in the field of human-robot interaction to develop intelligent machines that will empower people to stay in their homes as they age. It calls for increased education efforts in the STEM fields from elementary school to adult learners

–University of California, San Diego|2016-11-02

Panel of Professors Gives UBER a Grade of ‘C’ for ‘Self-Serving’ Endorsement of Nevada Assemblyman

Drexel University’s Institute for Strategic Leadership and the American Marketing Association administered a Real Time Expert Poll © asking a panel of business professors to grade Uber on its move to support the re-election of republican candidate Derek Armstrong with a campaign encouraging voters to “Uber” to polls and cast their vote.

–Drexel University|2016-11-02

U-M Could Get New Kind of on-Demand Transit System

Passengers could be trying out a new urban mobility system on the University of Michigan's North Campus as soon as summer 2017.

–University of Michigan|2016-10-31

Uber Service Faster in Low Income Seattle Neighborhoods, Initial Study Finds

Your wait time for an Uber ride in Seattle is shorter if you are in a lower income neighborhood. Alternatively, wait times are longer for an Uber in wealthier neighborhoods, according to a new University of Washington study that measures one dimension of whether Transportation Network Companies are providing equitable access.

–University of Washington|2016-10-26

ISU Researchers Use Big Data to Save Big Dollars on Fleet Vehicles

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It’s a common dilemma for any business or government agency that manages a large fleet of vehicles – what is the optimal window for replacement? Iowa State University researchers have found an answer to that question could potentially save millions.

–Iowa State University|2016-10-25

Dept. Of Energy and Argonne Offer Technical Assistance to Small Businesses

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers Program is once again offering U.S. small businesses unparalleled access to the expertise and facilities of DOE’s national laboratories, including Argonne National Laboratory. Small businesses in the clean energy sector have an opportunity to submit requests for technical assistance as part of Round 3 of the Small Business Vouchers Program.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2016-10-24

Cybersecurity Needed for Autos, Too

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Most white-hat hackers believe hackers will exploit cyber vulnerabilities to remotely access connected vehicles. A DHS S&T's CSD objective is to identify key vehicle cybersecurity challenges and find solutions that will reduce the risk of cyber-attacks.

–Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate|2016-10-24

Sobering Data Drives Home Need to Expand Teen DUI Prevention Program

In an effort to put the brakes on sobering statistics related to teenagers driving under the influence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will join forces with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to reduce alcohol-impaired driving among San Diego youth ages 15 to 20.

–University of California San Diego Health Sciences|2016-10-19

Alabama Suburban Parents Drive Distracted with Children in the Car

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Parents’ driving distracted is a significant danger, and a UAB study suggests suburban and rural parents use cellphones with children in the car.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2016-10-13

Can Older Adults with Dementia Continue to Drive? More Study Is Needed

How do you know when it's time for an older adult with mild dementia to stop driving? Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. It can impact a person's ability to drive safely. Although all people with dementia will have to stop driving eventually, each case can be unique based on the individual. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, we still need to explore mental or physical tests that can best predict when people with dementia should stop driving.

–American Geriatrics Society|2016-10-05

Engineering Researchers Explore New Concept to Reduce Traffic Congestion

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With millions of daily commuters, and nearly 80 percent of them driving alone to work each day, suburbanites and city dwellers may soon have a new alternative to get them out from behind the steering wheel.

–Kennesaw State University|2016-10-04

MSU Contributes to Autonomous-Vehicle Research

At Michigan State University, researchers are involved in the work that will someday make self-driving vehicles not just a reality, but commonplace.

–Michigan State University|2016-09-29

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