February 2019
Video detection technology developed by U of M researchers is being used in Kansas and Wisconsin as part of the country’s first multi-state truck parking information management system. The federally funded system provides drivers, fleet managers, and owner-operators with up-to-the-minute parking availability along major freight corridors to help truck drivers find safe and legal parking. Eight states are participating.
Research on connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology is an emerging field with a variety of applications. Researchers from the University of Minnesota are combining CAVs with another emerging technology—variable speed limits—to improve driving safety and efficiency at intersections.
CTS has a new home: 2221 University Avenue S.E., Suite 440. The new space is across the street from the Green Line Stadium Village stop and just east of TCF Bank Stadium.
A research team designed a travel-time reliability measurement system that automatically calculates travel-time reliability. Processing travel-time reliability data used to take hours or even days; the new system does it in minutes. The system will help organizations such as MnDOT better plan for traffic congestion and make effective changes.