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University Transportation Center

News & Events

January 20, 2015
New England Center researcher Norman Garrick and colleagues presented research at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board looking at travel data by state. “Peak car travel” years by state were studied and the findings...
January 13, 2015
New England Center associate director Bryan Reimer was interviewed by the BBC in Detroit Motor Show: Car firms take on the tech giants
January 6, 2015
The United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (center) visited the New England Center to learn about the instrumented vehicles from Center director Joe Coughlin (left) and associate director Bryan Reimer (right).  Foxx also spoke...
December 5, 2014
The December 2014 edition of AARP Bulletin included the story "3 New Car Technologies That Decrease Danger". New England Center associate director Bryan Reimer discussed how future collision mitigation systems may prevent crashes and...
December 1, 2014
Congratultions to Jing Ding-Mastera, who has has been named UTC Outstanding Student Award 2014 for New England (Region One) University Transportation Center! Jing Ding-Mastera grew up in Changchun, Jilin Province, China. ...
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...
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...