Transportation & Vehicle Safety News
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.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
A national safety campaign to assist drivers in understanding their vehicle’s lifesaving features was launched in Washington D.C. Wednesday, Oct. 7, by the nation’s leading transportation authorities.
Friday, September 18th, 2015
At an Iowa City Area Development Group event (ICAD), focused on highlighting the latest technologies and innovations being developed in Eastern Iowa, one of the main attractions was the MayCarDoesWhat vehicle—a Volvo XC90 equipped with the latest automated safety features on the market.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Transportation and Vehicle Safety Program Director Dan McGehee demonstrated some of the automated safety features to KCRG reporter Forrest Saunders over the weekend.
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
In January 2014, The University of Iowa (UI) and its partners began an automotive safety research program to develop and implement a national education campaign aimed at helping drivers understand safety technologies and features in their vehicles.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Dan McGehee, director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy program, was interviewed about distracted driving on National Public Radio’s (NPR) Morning Edition (Tuesday, July 28, 2015).
Monday, June 22nd, 2015
A national driving assessment symposium, founded and sponsored by the PPC, will start today (June 22) in Snowbird, Utah.
Friday, June 12th, 2015
Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Director Dan McGehee was featured in a recent WalletHub study that identified 2015's best and worst states for teen drivers.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Transportation and Vehicle Safety director Dan McGehee presented at the NHTSA conference on cognitive distraction.