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Gasoline use at lowest rate in three decades
March 25, 2015

Average fuel consumption by American drivers is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, says a University of Michigan researcher.

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Thinking of drinking and driving? What if your car won't let you?
March 24, 2015

Researchers look at the societal payoff associated with installing alcohol ignition interlock devices in all new cars as a primary...

Vehicle fuel economy down in wintry February
March 5, 2015

Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month thanks in part to this year's harsh winter, according to UMTRI researchers...

Running on empty: Gas guzzlers on the decline
February 19, 2015

In 2008, half of new-car buyers in the U.S. bought vehicles that were rated at less than 20 mpg. Today, just over a quarter do so.

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Driverless vehicles: Fewer cars, more miles
February 11, 2015

Autonomous vehicles may reduce the number of vehicles a family needs, but may lead to an increase in total miles driven, say researchers at...

Vehicle fuel economy at highest mark since last summer
February 5, 2015

Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. was up last month for the first time since last August, according to researchers at the...

Search underway for UMTRI director
January 30, 2015

As the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) enters its fiftieth year, the university is launching a...

U-M experts can discuss Obama's visit to India
January 16, 2015

President Obama will be the first U.S. president to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day Parade. During his three-day visit that...

U-M's cityscape will test driverless vehicles
January 14, 2015

A 32-acre "mini-city" designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems, and other emerging 21st-century smart city...

UMTRI part of nationwide study on safety of older drivers
January 14, 2015

The U-M Transportation Research Institute is one of five national test sites selected by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to address...

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