A study led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has found that expanding designated cycling networks in cities could provide considerable health and economic benefits.
New research from the University of Liverpool suggests that children as young as 8 years can learn a route after only a single experience of it.
Drivers' limited capacity to process the myriad details they absorb could explain why they sometimes fail to avoid crashes with motorcycles.
MSU economist Mark Anderson published two car booster seat studies -- one on booster effectiveness among children ages 8-12 involved in traffic accidents in Washington and a national study focused on children ages 2-9 involved in fatal traffic accidents.
The idea of driverless cars continues to make headlines across the world, including the recent revelation that researchers don car seat costumes to observe how the public interacts with cars that appear driverless. Despite the apparent absurdity of such research techniques, driverless cars are approaching the on ramp to reality. A team of researchers have proposed an integrated framework to help cars interact without the human touch--quite literally.
Even though the total mass of particulate matter was only slightly reduced by the modernization of the vehicles, the scientists were able to prove that the Low Emission Zone Leipzig significantly contributes to the health protection of the population.
This study, published in the review Transportation Research F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, one of the most important scientific reviews in the area of road safety, maintains that just a reduction in blood-alcohol levels would not be enough to lessen the number of traffic accident fatalities. The results obtained make it possible to highlight the relevant role that social tolerance and alcohol-consumption habits play in each country in the area of road safety.
A new technique developed by researchers at Technische Universität München, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and RWTH Aachen University, published in Elsevier's Materials Today, provides a unique insight into how the charging rate of lithium ion batteries can be a factor limiting their lifetime and safety.
Ten-week-old babies can learn from practicing walking months before they begin walking themselves. Researchers gave the infants experience at 'reflex walking' which is a primitive instinct in babies which disappears around 12 weeks of age. Results show that brain activity is associated with the perception of walking even at such a young age.
Older Canadians on the Move is a new expert panel report by the Council of Canadian Academies. The report addresses key obstacles faced by today's older travelers and explores innovative and technological solutions for adapting Canada's transportation system to meet future needs.