University of Michigan News

Studies Find Misdiagnosis Most Common Reason for Malpractice Claims

Two studies released this week underscored the significance of misdiagnosis as a source of medical malpractice claims. Coverys, a malpractice carrier based in Boston, reported that a review of 1,800 closed claims against physicians from 2013 to 2017 showed 46% …

New Way to Test Self-Driving Cars Could Cut 99.9 Percent of Validation Costs

Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for consumers to consider them road-ready. The process, which was developed using data …

Study Finds Inpatient vs. Home, Outpatient Care Drives Post-Surgery Spending

A new study finds huge variation in where patients who receive post-surgical care will end up, depending on where they had their operation. And that variation in turn leads to huge differences in how much their care costs. The study, …

M City Offers 32 Acre City for Self Driving Vehicle Research

Driverless Cars Impact: Fewer Cars, More Miles

Autonomous vehicles may reduce the number of vehicles a family needs, but may lead to an increase in total miles driven, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. UMTRI researchers Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak examined U.S. …

U-M Study Says Devices to Stop Drunk Drivers Could Save 59,000 Lives

Putting technology that prevents drunk drivers from starting a vehicle into every car and truck in the U.S. could save 59,000 lives and $343 million over 15 years, according to a University of Michigan study. In addition, researchers concluded the …

Researchers Plan to Drill Into an Active Earthquake Fault in New Zealand

Three University of Michigan geologists are participating in an international effort to drill nearly a mile beneath the surface of New Zealand this fall to bring back rock samples from an active fault known to generate major earthquakes. The goal …

Parents’ Distracted Driving Puts Child Passengers at Risk

Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general population, according to a new University of Michigan study published in Academic Pediatrics. The study found that …

Ann Arbor Hosting Connected Vehicles Conference

Industry, academic and policy experts are in Ann Arbor, Mich., this week for a connected cars conference. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is hosting the 2014 Global Symposium on Connected Vehicles and Infrastructure. The event runs Monday through …

University of Michigan Researchers Want More Talking Cars for Experiment

University of Michigan researchers want to triple the number of so-called talking cars involved in an experiment they and government officials hope will lead to safer roads. Nearly 3,000 wirelessly connected cars, buses, trucks and motorcycles already are operating in …