Transportation & Vehicle Safety News

  • Monday, August 14th, 2017

    By 2040, at least a fifth of the traffic on Interstate 80 in Iowa will be highly automated, a new Iowa Department of Transportation study predicts, and planners need to take into account the changes when preparing for the future.

  • Monday, July 24th, 2017

    Dan McGehee spoke with The Iowa City Press-Citizen about high-tech cars in conjunction with the new "SpiderMan" movie.

  • Thursday, June 15th, 2017

    Johnson County leaders and other area officials on Wednesday learned about ongoing research at the University of Iowa's driving simulator and had a chance to take a look inside its newest test vehicle: a 2017 Tesla Model S.

  • Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

    Dan McGehee provided perspective on autonomous driving in relation to Super Cruise, a new General Motors feature that aims to enable hands-free driving on the highway through eye-tracking sensors.

  • Friday, May 12th, 2017

    Corinne Peek-Asa, PPC researcher in the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program, was recognized at the 2017 University of Iowa Celebrating Excellence: Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony. 

  • Monday, April 17th, 2017

    Some Iowa officials -- including those in economic development and state transportation -- have taken steps recently to position the state to be a leader in autonomous cars. 

  • Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Several Public Policy Center researchers have been featured by the Office of Research and Economic Development in the 2017 Dare to Discover campaign. 

  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

    Drive in Iowa and you'll experience it. Traffic moving along and then... brake lights. You look for a cause - but see nothing. Then, as fast as you stopped, you're moving again.

  • Monday, November 14th, 2016

    Hosin (David) Lee, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named chairman of The 2017 International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities (2017 MAIREINFRA), to be held July 19-21 in South Korea.

  • Monday, October 24th, 2016

    MyCarDoesWhat, a vehicle education safety initiative from the 
    National Safety Council and the University of Iowa, received a 
    Platinum PR Award for PSA at the 2016 PR News Platinum 
    Awards ceremony held in New York City. The Platinum PR Awards 
    recognize the year's most outstanding communicators, initiatives 
    and organizations in the competitive PR arena.