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More traffic safety with Car-to-X communication: Daimler is starting a Europe-wide cooperation project

June 3, 2019

Working together for more safety in road traffic: In cooperation with HERE Technologies, Tom Tom and the transport…
Which Car Crashes Cause Traumatic Brain Injury?

April 24, 2019

New research from aerospace and mechanical engineering professor Samy Missoum details a new method for calculating the probability…
USDOT Announces Solving for Safety Visualization Finalists

April 8, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced two finalists, Ford Motor Co. and the University of Central…
Mandatory bicycle helmets do reduce the numbers of fatalities

February 12, 2019

Some laws are designed specifically to protect us. For example, who are you really helping by wearing a…
Safe to use hands-free devices in the car? Yes, according to research

February 11, 2019

New research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) suggests that drivers who use hands-free electronic devices, as opposed to…
Risk modeling, data integration drive NASA next-gen air travel safety project

January 10, 2019

Low visibility, bird strikes, incorrect landing approach speed, runway debris, airframe icing, engine fires, unexpected weather and sensor…
Start-up aims to rescue boaters and sailors with a novel app and smart band

October 17, 2018

To make boating safer is the mission of Vienna-based startup crewbands. With its app (available for Android and…
Autonomous Vehicles and Construction Sites: Technological Challenges and Possible Solutions

October 13, 2018

The concept of artificial intelligence may have once been far-fetched, but in 2018, it’s everywhere you look. We…
City planning can help keep bikers safe

September 20, 2018

Transportation infrastructure that encourages bicycling without interfering with traffic flow or exceeding budgets is a key issue for…
U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge

September 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Research…
Drivers put at greater safety risk without more widely used tyre pressure monitors – study

August 1, 2018

Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are still not compulsory for all vehicles on the road, but a new…
Stay safe, take the bus

May 18, 2018

Taking the bus is a whole lot safer than taking the car – and it’s also safer for…
Faster help at the scene of an accident: More than 3.5 million cars with Mercedes-Benz emergency call on board

March 14, 2018

EU Directive 2015/758 requires that from 31 March 2018 all new passenger cars type-approved from that date must be…
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USDOT Announces Safety Data Initiative, Pilot Programs to Apply Innovative Analysis to Transportation Safety

January 8, 2018

Multi-dimensional models of the transportation system will provide insights that will help improve safety on our highways WASHINGTON –…
Study finds drones more damaging than bird strikes to planes

December 7, 2017

As part of a multi-institution Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) study focused on unmanned aerial systems, researchers at The Ohio State…
Tire Monitor Alerts To The Smartphone

July 24, 2017

The real danger is deflating tires, but a leak doesn’t reveal itself until much of the pressure is gone.…
Smartphone App Detects If Driver Gets Drowsy

July 13, 2017

Some expensive cars are equipped with sensors to detect if the driver is getting drowsy. Researchers at Hong…
Operator Performance Laboratory tackles pilot behavior, air safety

May 15, 2017

As commercial and military aircraft become more technologically complex, the University of Iowa Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) is…
Toyota’s innovative technology helps preventing parking lot accidents

January 2, 2017

It may be hard to believe, but parking lots are one of the most common places for automotive…
Automatic Rollover Protection System

August 10, 2016

Quad bike’s short wheelbase and narrow track makes it prone to rollovers. To keep riders safe and not being crushed during…
Study: Reducing street lighting does not increase traffic accidents and crime

July 31, 2015

Street lights cost governments tremendous amounts of money and generate huge emissions of carbon dioxide. However, it is…
Two new environmental observation systems for shippers will improve safety and efficiency of commerce in Louisiana

May 14, 2015

Two southeast Louisiana shipping hubs critical to the U.S. economy will see the installation of NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic…
Scientists trial system to improve safety at sea

February 2, 2015

A space scientist at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with the New Zealand Defence Technology Agency and…
NASA Crashes Helicopter to Test Safety Improvements

October 2, 2014

NASA researchers are geared up to crash test a 45-foot-long (13.7 m) helicopter fuselage from a 30-foot (9.1…
In-flight sensor tests a step toward Structural Health Monitoring for safer flights

October 1, 2014

Nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes are on the frontier of aviation safety, carrying sensors that monitor their…
Sensors that improve rail transport safety

August 6, 2014

A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before…
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