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NDOT installs sensors to classify vehicles and increase road surface lifespan

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is installing sensors into the surface of US 395. The sensors will classify passing vehicles as one of 13 types. A key advantage of the categorization process is that it will allow NDOT to lay appropriate types of pavement – for example, asphalt, tarmac or concrete – on different stretches of the road, according to which vehicles are most frequently using it, in order to lengthen the lifespan on the road's surface.

July 2018



World-first: Colas and partners create autonomous road safety vehicle

Colas, a UK highways, aviation and infrastructure contractor, has partnered with US businesses to create the world’s first autonomous impact protection vehicle (AIPV). The significant benefits of the vehicle’s automated features are highlighted in this video. To read our full report on the autonomous AIVP, click here.

July 2018



University of Cincinnati supporting ODOT in drone test program

Experts at the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science are assisting the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) with a drone test program. The project is exploring the role drones may play in traffic managememt by performing functions such as monitoring traffic, inspecting bridges and improving safety for drivers. To read our full report on the article, click here.

July 2018



Consortium-led project demonstrates C-V2X interoperability between automakers

A project consortium led by the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has demonstrated C-V2X interoperability between auto makers. The demonstration is the first of its kind to have taken place in Europe. To read our full report on the C-V2X project, click here.

July 2018



EXCLUSIVE: TRL launches new simulator to help plan traffic management on new roads

TRL (the UK's Transport Research Laboratory) has just announced the launch of its latest driving simulator. The state-of-the-art equipment can be programmed with any highway environment, real or imaginary, allowing road authorities to test driver reactions to everything from new signage to completely new road layouts. Ryan Robbins, TRL's senior human factors researcher, spoke exclusively about the project to, giving more details on exactly how it works and the improvements on previous simulators.

July 2018



New thinking needed to lower highest pedestrian fatality rate in the USA since 1990

Dr. David L. Harkey, president of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was the latest guest on the ITE Talks Transportation podcast. In this clip, Harkey covers the findings of a recent IIHS report that revealed pedestrian fatalities were on the rise in the US and provides initial reasons as to why. To listen to the full podcast and others in the series, click here.

July 2018



New research demonstrates how adaptive cruise control can reduce traffic congestion

Vanderbilt University (Tennessee, US) has collaborated with Ford to conduct a study – the largest of its kind – to demonstrate how the widespread use of adaptive cruise control helps to minimize phantom traffic jams and ease congestion on roads. This video shows the method and results of the study. Now available: in the new June/July issue of Traffic Technology International, the UK's Highways England is using VMS to conquer phantom traffic jams. Click here to read the full article: click here.

July 2018



New smart wind turbine could transform highways into renewable energy sources

A Turkish startup, Enlil, has developed a prototype of a smart vertical axis wind turbine that could transform transportation networks into renewable energy sources. When placed on highways and other networks, the turbines generate power using the wind created by the vehicles moving past them at high speeds. In addition, sensors on the wind turbines could measure their surrounding temperature, humidity, CO2 emissions.

July 2018



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