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Most Americans want better fuel economy, however it's achieved
June 18, 2015

While nearly all American drivers are at least somewhat concerned about fuel economy, a majority don't care how a vehicle saves fuel—just...

New rating system developed for LATCH hardware in vehicles
June 18, 2015

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has launched a new rating system for LATCH usability. The new rating system for LATCH...

Reed receives U.S. government award at ESV 2015
June 9, 2015

Research professor Matthew Reed, head of the UMTRI...

Vehicle fuel economy rose in May
June 4, 2015

Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. was up last month—its highest mark since last August, according to researchers at the...

Detroit Free Press: U-M to open hub for testing self-driving cars
June 1, 2015

A 32-acre patch on the University of Michigan's North Campus is about to become a crucial hub in Michigan's race to develop self-driving...

Getting to work: Cities with the longest commutes
May 27, 2015

A New York minute may be an instant, but for workers in the Big Apple, their commute is anything but.

A new study by UMTRI's...

Women drivers closing the mileage gap
May 11, 2015

While men still drive more miles annually, women are slowly catching up, says a University of Michigan researcher.

Over the past 50...

Vehicle fuel economy down in April
May 4, 2015

Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation...

Want to save energy? Fly the environmentally friendly skies
April 27, 2015

Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment, says UMTRI's...

Automated vehicles: Monitoring the people inside
April 22, 2015

Enhancements to UMTRI driving simulator allow researchers to study human behavior in the context of automated driving...