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University Transportation Center

News & Events

November 24, 2014
New England Center associate director and research scientist Bryan Reimer was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article. It highlighted findings from recent studies on driver safety while using voice command and Google Glass. Read the article...
November 24, 2014
An extended presentation on the study “Comparing the Demands of Destination Entry using Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy S4” was recently presented at the 2014 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. A preliminary report on this...
November 21, 2014
Through his talk at Automotive Tech.AD 2014, Dr. Reimer addressed human factors issues associated with partially automated driving (shared control) and the challenges these systems place on human attentional capabilities. He discussed some of the...
November 17, 2014
New England Center's AgeLab membership in a consortium with DENSO, Touchstone Evaluations, Honda, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover got attention recently in the Boston Globe. The consortium, AHEAD, is examining the safety implications of in-vehicle...
November 17, 2014
Wired spoke with AgeLab research scientist Bruce Mehler regarding a study of university students using Google Glass while driving AgeLab's Miss Daisy driving simulator. Below is an excerpt: "A study from MIT’s AgeLab challenges that...
October 31, 2014
*Update 10/31/14: A segment from the BBC world changing ideas summit can be found here. Bryan Reimer, associate director of the New England University Transportation Research Center, spoke as part of a panel entitled “Self-driving Cars -...
October 21, 2014
United States Department of Transportation 2015 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) Internship Period: June 8th - August 15th 2015 The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)...
October 20, 2014
Joe Coughlin’s latest blog post explores the implications of autonomous vehicles and highway systems for older drivers. Read the latest Disruptive Demographics blog piece. 
October 15, 2014
Dr. Bryan Reimer, Associate Director of the New England University Transportation Center and Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab, presented at the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Annual Meeting in Killington Vermont October 14, 2014. In his talk...
October 15, 2014
New England Center welcomed members of Staying Put, a grassroots voluntary group with a passion for Somerville Cambridge residents, especially those 55+. Staying Put raises awareness about the concepts and importance of universal design principles...