Transportation & Vehicle Safety News

  • Friday, May 6th, 2016

    In a U.S. study using in-car video recorders, more than three-quarters of rear end collisions involving a teen driver happened when the teen was paying attention to a phone, a passenger or something else other than the road.

  • Friday, April 29th, 2016

    The MyCarDoesWhat campaign received an award from the North American Excellence Association for "association campaign of the year." Members of the team presented at a session and accepted the trophy on Thursday, April 28, 2016. 

  • Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

    Two in five car owners, or 40 percent, said their vehicle operated in a manner they did not expect, according to a national survey by University of Iowa's Public Policy Center.

  • Thursday, April 7th, 2016

    Dan McGeHee, director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program at the Public Policy Center, will give a lecture at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street, as part of the Mission Creek Festival. During the lecture, McGehee will discuss the current technology, as well as the future of drivers. 

  • Thursday, April 7th, 2016

    Dan McGehee, Director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program and the Public Policy Center, was featured on "The Perception and Action Podcast," hosted by Rob Gray, Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. 

  • Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

    Daniel McGehee, Director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC), spoke at an Automotive Press Association/Midwest Automotive Media Association Luncheon on Wednesday, April 6 about the MyCarDoesWhat campaign, the need for the campaign, and the research that supports it.

  • Friday, February 12th, 2016

    Dr. Corinne Peek-Asa, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, Director of the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center and Researcher in the PPC's Transportation and Vehicle Safety Program, was part of a team that created HEAR, a web toolkit to combat bullying.

  • Thursday, November 12th, 2015

    A bridge made of Korean, ultra-high performance concrete, a project of UI Civil and Environmental Engingeering Professor and PPC Researcher, Hosin "David" Lee, was christened yesterday (Nov. 11, 2015) in Buchanan County.  Engineers representing the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, local and Korean dignitaries were present.

  • Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

    First, Johnson County issued the first-of-its-kind proclamation welcoming companies to test automated vehicles on its roads.  Now, the Iowa City Airport Commission is willing to transform a retired 1,500-foot runway into an ideal closed-course testing facility for automated driving research.  Along with the National Advanced Driving Simulator and the Transportation & Vehicle

  • Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

    Daniel McGehee, director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy program, was the recipient of the 2015 Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award.