University of Michigan News

University of Michigan Officials OK Automated Car Test Track

University of Michigan officials have green-lighted a $6.5 million track for testing automated vehicles. The Ann Arbor News reports the Board of Regents on Friday approved the proposed 30-acre track. It will be located on the Ann Arbor university’s North …

Federal Grant to University of Michigan to Start Transit Safety Center

The University of Michigan has received a $1.4 million federal grant to open a center to promote better transportation safety. The Ann Arbor school said Tuesday that the grant to its Transportation Research Institute comes from the U.S. Department of …

Sea Level Rise: New Iceberg Theory Points to Areas at Risk of Rapid Disintegration

In events that could exacerbate sea level rise over the coming decades, stretches of ice on the coasts of Antarctica and Greenland are at risk of rapidly cracking apart and falling into the ocean, according to new iceberg calving simulations …

More Women Have Driver’s Licenses Than Men

Women have passed men on the nation’s roads. More women than men now have driver’s licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that transportation researchers say is likely to have safety and economic implications. If current …