Symposium sparks discussion of sharing economy’s promise—and perils

The two-day symposium was organized by the U of M’s Initiative on the Sharing and featured a research workshop and a public forum.

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Deployment of new crash report interface improves data quality, reliability

U of M researchers are helping to make it faster and easier for Minnesota law enforcement officers to log the data they collect at the scene of a crash.

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Signs help drivers select the best lane during traffic incidents

U of M researchers explored whether drivers are heeding the warnings provided by signs above freeway lanes.

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Does automated speed enforcement in work zones reduce distracted driving?

To help identify solutions that improve driver attention in work zones, U of M researchers investigated the impact of various speed enforcement methods.

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Truckers with untreated sleep apnea have higher crash risk

A new study found that truck drivers who fail to adhere to treatment for obstructive sleep apnea are five times more likely to be involved in serious, preventable crashes.

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New modeling for bike and ped traffic to improve planning, safety

Researchers are developing new methods and tools to help transportation engineers estimate bicycle and pedestrian traffic volumes and assess risk.

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