Friday 27-May-2016

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Study Shows Tax on Plug-in Vehicles Is Not Answer to Road-Funding Woes

Given declining revenues from gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and the need for new ways of funding road infrastructure, state and federal policymakers are considering or have enacted annual registration fees for plug-in vehicles. In a paper to be published in the August issue of Energy Policy, researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis say that approach is misguided.

–Indiana University|2016-05-27

New Research From Syracuse University’s Whitman School Offers Detailed Analysis of Economic Value Creation in the U.S. Airline and Global Automotive Industries


New management research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management provides quantitative estimates of economic value creation and appropriation in two industries, the U.S. airline industry and global automotive industry.

–Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University|2016-05-24

Researcher’s Lifesaving Raceways Invention Goes International


UAB engineering professor Dean Sicking’s SAFER Barriers will be installed at the historic Le Mans Race Circuit.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2016-05-19

Medical Minute: Avoiding the Deadly Dangers of Distracted Driving

More than 3,100 people were killed in 2014 as a result of distracted driving, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Although distractions come in many forms, texting is the most dangerous because it takes eyes, hands and minds away from the task at hand.

–Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center|2016-05-18

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–Newswise Trends|2016-05-13

A Sixth Sense Protects Drivers Except When Texting


While much has been made about the dangers of texting and driving, less attention has been focused on the age-old distractions of being absent minded or upset while driving. A team of researchers from the University of Houston (UH) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) focused on all three of these important factors.

–University of Houston|2016-05-12

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–Newswise Trends|2016-05-11

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–Newswise Trends|2016-05-10

Argonne Rolls Out New Version of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Analysis Tool


This week Argonne National Laboratory is releasing an updated version of its alternative fuels and advanced vehicles analysis tool to reflect the latest advances in alternative fuels and vehicle technologies and updated emissions data. The free, publicly-available tool provides users with a roadmap for assessing which types of vehicles and fuels are right for them.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2016-05-09

Self-Driving Minivans Strategic Win for Google and Fiat

–Cornell University|2016-05-04

Analyzing the Psyche of Risky Drivers

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts. But a better understanding of the subconscious and emotional processes of high-risk drivers could make a difference, according to new research from McGill University.

–McGill University|2016-04-28

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

– Newswise|2016-04-26

Graduated Driver Licensing Laws Need to Be Expanded Throughout the U.S.

Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens. In 2012, 184,000 young drivers were injured in MVCs, and 23 percent of young drivers (15 - 20 years old) involved in fatal MVCs had consumed alcohol. One policy that may reduce alcohol-use behaviors and impaired driving among young people at a population level is graduated driver licensing (GDL), which increases the driving privileges of young novice drivers as they age and gain more driving experience. This research seeks to determine the effects of GDLs on risky driving behaviors of youth and to assess whether GDLs have…

–Research Society on Alcoholism|2016-04-25

First-of-Its-Kind Driving Simulator Lab at UAB Powered by Donation From Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and ALDOT


The facility will enable new distracted-driving research, addressing the major public health issue of highway and traffic-related injuries and death.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2016-04-21

WVU's Dan Carder Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World


West Virginia University engineer Dan Carder, who led the research team that broke open the Volkswagen emissions scandal, has been named to the 2016 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

–West Virginia University|2016-04-21

Volkswagen Needs to Settle Its Biggest and Most Difficult Case

–Cornell University|2016-04-21

Mississippi State’s ‘Car of the Future’ Revealed in Detroit


Mississippi State University is showcasing its “Car of the Future” this week in Detroit, Michigan, during an event designed to bring together the best talent in the automotive industry.

–Mississippi State University|2016-04-13

Engine Design Takes a Major Leap at Argonne


A team with Argonne's Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI) announce that they have completed development of engineering simulation code and workflows that will allow as many as 10,000 engine simulations to be conducted simultaneously on the Mira supercomputer.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2016-04-08

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