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New England
University Transportation Center

News & Events

April 8, 2014
Fast Company featured UTC-funded research performed at the MIT AgeLab on driver attention and font style. In a collaboration with Monotype, New England UTC researchers used the AwareCar and Miss Daisy, the driving simulator, to follow eye movement...
April 2, 2014
Dr. Norman Garrick, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Universtiy of Connecticut was interviewed by Bloomberg Businessweek regarding forthcoming publications in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board ...
March 22, 2014
The deadline for New England University Transportation Center proposals is being extended. Proposals are now due to the Center May 5, 2014.
March 22, 2014
Associate director Dr. Bryan Reimer talks about distracted driving research and legislature on New Hampshire Public Radio. Learn more here.
February 28, 2014
Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Director, is pleased to announce that the New England UTC was recently awarded a federal University Transportation Center grant from RITA/USDOT to continue serving as a UTC Regional Center for Year 25. The Center has released...
February 6, 2014
UTC Asssociate Director and AgeLab research scientist Bryan Reimer was featured in Mission Critical, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) quarterly electronic publication. Reimer discussed the challenge of...
January 27, 2014
The New England Center will sponsor the 4th MIT Transportation Showcase held February 12th, 2014. The main objective of the event is to showcase the transportation research carried out at MIT, strengthening the connections among the MIT...
January 23, 2014
A recent article by the BBC on the increasing complexities of using in-vehicle technologies featured work discussed by New England Center research scientist Bruce Mehler at the Connected Car Expo. This research on driver workload and distraction,...
January 21, 2014
FleetOwner covered the launch of AHEAD (The Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Automotive Distraction), a consortium between MIT AgeLab, DENSO and other industry leaders. Read the article here. The MIT AgeLab's AHEAD initiative builds upon...
January 16, 2014
New England Center, DENSO Toughstone Evaluations, Honda, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover have formed a consortium, Advanced Human Factors Evaluator for Automotive Distraction (AHEAD), to study driver distraction. The consortium will further New England...