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Transport - 30.09.2022
Drivers of partially automated vehicles are blamed for crashes that they cannot reasonably avoid
People seem to hold the human driver to be primarily responsible when their partially automated vehicle crashes.

Transport - 15.09.2022
1 in 4 four adults experience transportation insecurity
More than a quarter of adults age 25 and older in the United States experience transportation insecurity, meaning they are unable to move from place to place in a safe or timely manner. The Transportation Security Index , a novel measure of transportation insecurity recently developed by University of Michigan researchers, offers new insights into the experience of this form of material hardship.

Transport - 08.09.2022
Changes to Toronto's public transit system would eliminate barriers, retain riders
Changes to Toronto’s public transit system would eliminate barriers, retain riders
A reassessment of Toronto's travel networks is needed to improve transit equity People who rely on public transit in Toronto will eventually have to choose different means of transportation if they can afford it or risk isolation unless the current system improves, a new study found. The research from the University of Waterloo indicates that a lack of attention to core riders- meaning those dependent on public transportation-further marginalizes and creates mobility barriers that impede participation in public life.

Transport - Computer Science - 08.09.2022
Bird's'eye view improves safety of autonomous driving
Bird’s’eye view improves safety of autonomous driving
The expectations for autonomous driving are clear: "Cars have to travel safely not only at low speeds, but also in fast-moving traffic," says Jörg Schrepfer, the Head of Driving Advanced Research Germany at Valeo. For example, when objects fall off a truck, the "egocentric" perspective of a car will often be unable to detect the hazardous debris in time.

Materials Science - Transport - 23.08.2022
Machine learning algorithm predicts how to get the most out of electric vehicle batteries
Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that could help reduce charging times and prolong battery life in electric vehicles by predicting how different driving patterns affect battery performance, improving safety and reliability.

Transport - Innovation - 17.08.2022
How do pedestrians react to automated vehicles?
How do pedestrians react to automated vehicles?
Empa, together with EBP and Fussverkehr Schweiz, analyzed in spring 2022 in Thalwil (ZH) how pedestrians react to automated vehicles. The automated parking assistant that had been used is the first system approved in Switzerland that moves a vehicle without a person sitting in it. The findings of the research project, which was co-financed by AXA's Foundation for Prevention, create an important basis for prevention measures and design principles for sustainable road spaces.

Transport - Health - 09.08.2022
Study challenges attitudes about young people and pandemic preventative measures, plus other stories
Top marks: Quebec university students score high with COVID-19 compliance A new study led by McGill researchers found that compliance with public health measures was high among university level students in Quebec during a critical period of the pandemic in 2021. They found 78% per cent of students observed in the study followed the proper mask-wearing and two-metre physical distancing rules, close to the 80 per cent threshold suggested as necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Transport - 03.08.2022
New study on expectations and reality of safe overtaking maneuvers in bicycle traffic
Subjective impressions of safety differs according to the type of road and speed limit Dangerous situations can develop when cyclists are overtaken by cars. How threatened or safe cyclists feel during an overtaking maneuver depends on the type of road. They expect to be safer on roads with a speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour (kph), as well as on living streets, bike streets, and roads with cycle lanes.

Transport - 21.07.2022
More people opt for bus and rail travel
Digital data on mobility patterns in the Munich region The introduction of the nine-euro ticket led to changes in the mobility behavior of many people in the Munich region. A study conducted at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows that more than 20 percent of participants had not previously used public transportation and now take buses and trains.

Innovation - Transport - 13.07.2022
Monitoring city mobility from the skies
Monitoring city mobility from the skies
Researchers have used swarms of drones to measure city traffic with unprecedented accuracy and precision. Algorithms are then used to identify sources of traffic jams and recommend solutions to alleviate traffic problems. Given the wealth of modern technology available - roadside cameras, big-data algorithms, Bluetooth and RFID connections, and smartphones in every pocket - transportation engineers should be able to accurately measure and forecast city traffic.

Transport - Environment - 08.07.2022
Electric vehicles pass the remote road test
Electric vehicles pass the remote road test
Electric vehicles can handle the distances required to travel to essential services in remote and regional Australia, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has shown.

Transport - 23.05.2022
Changes in mobility behavior
Changes in mobility behavior
A new study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will focus the future of mobility in the greater Munich metropolitan area. All residents of the city and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to participate directly and help build an important basis for future political decisions. Online surveys conducted from June to December 2022 will capture residents' behavior relating to mobility, energy use and consumption.

Transport - Environment - 19.05.2022
How a cognitive bias is blocking the rise of electric cars
How a cognitive bias is blocking the rise of electric cars
A team from the University of Geneva shows that underestimating battery autonomy is a major psychological barrier to buying an electric car. What are the barriers to the adoption of electric cars? Although the main financial and technological obstacles have been removed, their market share still needs to increase.

Chemistry - Transport - 02.05.2022
Natural gas could bridge gap from gasoline to electric vehicles, thanks to metal-organic frameworks
As the world turns its attention to electric vehicles as a replacement for gas-powered cars and trucks, some vehicles such as long-haul trucks and planes will need a bridge between gas and electric. Natural gas could be a viable alternative. It's widely available and burns more cleanly than gasoline.

Transport - 22.04.2022
Highway death toll signs associated with more crashes, researchers find
Highway death toll signs associated with more crashes, researchers find
Electronic billboards displaying traffic fatalities to encourage safer driving may actually contribute to an increase in crashes, a recent study co-authored by the University of Toronto's Jonathan Hall suggests. Jonathan Hall Using years of highway data from Texas, Hall - an assistant professor in the department of economics in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy - teamed up with Joshua Madsen, of the University of Minnesota, to test the effectiveness of this strategy to reduce accidents.

Environment - Transport - 07.04.2022
On the way to climate-neutral road traffic
On the way to climate-neutral road traffic
If 60% of the conventional gasolineand diesel-powered passenger cars in Switzerland were to be converted to "electricity-based" vehicles by 2050, i.e.

Environment - Transport - 04.03.2022
Greater greenhouse gas reductions for pickup truck electrification than for other light-duty vehicles
Greater greenhouse gas reductions for pickup truck electrification than for other light-duty vehicles
Study: Greater greenhouse gas reductions for pickup truck electrification than for other light-duty vehicles Major automotive manufacturers are ramping up production of electric trucks as a key strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their vehicles. Light-duty vehicles, including sedans, SUVs and pickup trucks, are currently responsible for 58% of U.S. transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions.

Transport - 15.02.2022
Feel and see emerging microcracks in airplanes
Feel and see emerging microcracks in airplanes
Together with teams from England and Germany, researchers developed a monitoring system for aircraft components. In the future, minor damage could be detected and monitored during flight without the aircraft having to go into the hangar for maintenance. This will reduce operating costs and increase safety at the same time.

Transport - 03.01.2022
New AI method analyzes Swiss fleet consumption
New AI method analyzes Swiss fleet consumption
How much does a country's vehicle fleet consume on average? How does it change from year to year? With the increasing number of electric vehicles and more and more "crossover" models that can hardly be assigned to one vehicle segment, analysis is becoming increasingly difficult. researchers analyze databases using deep learning methods - and can make precise statements: In which region of the country do the fattest cars drive? What can car buyers do to reduce CO2 consumption? In recent decades, there have been major technical changes in new cars.