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2011-06-13 08:45:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GTT -- a worldwide leader in emergency vehicle preemption (EVP) and transit signal priority (TSP) systems -- today announced the appointment of Jim Oberstar, as Senior Strategic Advisor. During his 36-year tenure serving Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim championed a wide range of initiatives to improve transportation safety. His efforts culminated in his appointment as Chairman for the House Committee on Transportation and...

2011-03-03 06:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fatal intersection crashes are down, with a large percent of the reduction coming from a decrease in accidents involving red light running. According to a new report from the National Safety Council, fatal crashes at intersections with traffic lights decreased by 17% from 2005 to 2009. In the same five-year period, fatal intersection crashes involving red light running decreased by 27%. The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) was...

2011-02-10 19:40:37

UC researchers tested holiday bulbs, traffic lights and car beams Those light-emitting diodes marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lightbulbs actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances, according to newly published research. "LEDs are touted as the next generation of lighting. But as we try to find better products that do not deplete energy resources or contribute to global warming, we have to be vigilant about the...

2011-01-20 10:00:00

Fatalities projected up during first six months for the first time in 5 years WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that pedestrian fatalities increased during the first six months of 2010. While the increase is small - 0.4 percent - it is notable because overall traffic fatalities during this period were significantly down, and this comes on the heels of four straight years of steady...

2011-01-19 19:59:29

Serious traffic gridlocks, like the jam on Beijing's national expressway a few months ago which brought vehicles to a halt for days, are a real-world issue needing attention. Unfortunately, such standstills are not uncommon in Beijing, or in other cities around the world. Such incidents motivate the analysis of traffic to minimize similar events and provide insight into road design and construction, such as where to install traffic lights and toll booths, how many lanes to build, and where to...

2010-10-19 10:25:00

DETROIT, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- We have all "willed" a red light to turn green, right? Well, I know I have. But, it doesn't always go my way. While you may not have this ability, what if I told you that your car might be able to make this happen? Pie in the sky talk? I'll suggest otherwise. A world where cars talk to each other and traffic lights isn't so far off. It's actually right around the corner. We could see it come out as early as 2015. We have the technology today. It's a matter...

2010-09-27 03:00:00

LONDON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 European Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award in Automotive Telematics is presented to Green Way Systems GmbH for its unique product -Traffic Safe. As measures to heighten road safety while improving traffic efficiency increase, the demand for variable message signs (VMS) that provide reliable information, are portable and easy to install, has grown. Traffic Safe effectively meets these demands. (Logo:...

2010-08-27 15:36:00

DETROIT, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- George Jetson's flying car isn't here yet. But safety engineers at Cadillac are working on something arguably better -- a crash-proof car. It may sound like sci-fi, but it's not all that far-fetched. John Capp, director for Global Active Safety for Cadillac, says future Cadillac technologies could include in-vehicle Doppler radar to spot obstructions or traffic jams ahead. Looking even further out, Capp sees autonomous vehicles that can communicate with...

2010-08-03 15:24:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Traffic Safety Coalition today announced new safety partners as part of its statewide campaign in Ohio to increase safety at traffic intersections and reduce chronic speeding in local communities. As the coalition continues to spread its message of traffic safety, law enforcement, safety advocates, and concerned citizens are joining the effort to reduce traffic-related crashes, prevent serious injury, and save more lives. In 2008, 233 people...

2010-06-09 09:32:00

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of a city-wide traffic signal energy efficiency upgrade program, Siemens Industry, Inc. presented Houston Mayor Annise Parker with a rebate check for more than $810,000. The rebate, a result of Siemens participation in CenterPoint Energy's Standard Offer Program, exemplifies one of many benefits relating to a $12.3 million Energy Savings Performance Contract Siemens executed with the City of Houston's traffic department to retrofit...


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