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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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2010-06-09 07:35:00

Transportation engineering PhD student Zhixia Li was attracted to the University of Cincinnati because of the real-world education and experience the university provides. In return, he's headed a real-world project that every driver can relate to. It's a project on which he has presented and published nationally, and it looks at what he calls the "yellow light dilemma." Are you, as a driver, more likely to stop or to speed through a yellow light? Here's what he found when conducting research,...

2009-11-18 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19: TRAFFIC SIGNALS Profile America -- Thursday, November 19th. It's hard to imagine busy city streets without automated traffic lights to regulate the flow of cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. One of the first traffic signals was patented this week in 1923....

2009-10-01 11:56:00

Partnership with NETS to launch with "Drive Safely Work Week" October 5-9 WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EcoDrivingUSA is proud to announce a new partnership with the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) during "Drive Safely Work Week" (DSWW), recognized nationally October 5-9. The partnership will promote safe and fuel-efficient driving in order to improve and strengthen the driving habits of Americans. Drive Safely Work Week is the NETS annual workplace...


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