MENU
Home Home Home
 

Search Results

Reverse innovation for the new mobility
The confluence of increasing urbanization with climate change, and the associated need to decarbonize the economy, is driving urgency for the global adoption and diffusion of sustainable scalable solutions. IT-enabled, multi-modal transportation, often referred to as the “new mobility�, is...
Tire operational and sustainability tradeoffs
This report forecasts likely changes in passenger car and light truck fuel economy through 2025 as a result of projected tire evolution with respect to aspect ratio and design inflation pressure. Tire-material evolution over the last decade is expected to continue. Tire aspect ratios from 55 to 85...
A survey of driver opinion about carbon capture in vehicles
An online survey of driver opinion was conducted to determine how receptive drivers would be to in-vehicle technologies that reduce carbon emissions. In particular, the survey was designed to help understand whether drivers considered such technology attractive and, if so, what level of cost would...
In their own words: adolescents strategies to prevent friends' risk-taking.
Injury is a significant public health problem among youth. A primary cause of adolescent injury is risk-taking behavior, including alcohol use, interpersonal violence and road-related risks. A novel approach to prevention is building on friendships by encouraging adolescents to intervene into their...
The nature and correlates of young women's peer-directed protective behavioral strategies
Recently, a number of studies have identified self-employed Protective Behavioral Strategies (PBS) as effective in decreasing the level of alcohol-related harm among young people. However, much of the published research has ignored important gender differences, such as women's increased...
Trucks involved in fatal accidents codebook 2010
This report provides documentation for UMTRI’s file of Trucks Involved in Fatal Accidents (TIFA), 2010, including distributions of the code values for each variable in the file. The 2010 TIFA file is a census of all medium and heavy trucks involved in a fatal accident in the United States. The...
The seated soldier study : posture and body shape in vehicle seats
Designing vehicles for the safety and comfort of occupants requires detailed information on posture, position, and body shape . This report presents the methods and results of a study of soldiers as drivers and passengers in vehicle seats. A total of 257 ma le and 53 female soldiers were measured...
Anthropometric Evaluation of THOR-05F
An exemplar THOR 05F was compared to the anthropometric specification from the Anthropometry of Motor Vehicle Occupants (AMVO) study on a wide variety of dimensions, including segment lengths, masses and CG locations; relative joint and landmark positions; and external body contours. Overall, the...
Analysis of motorcylce crashes in Michigan 2009-2013
The goal of this analysis is to assess the consequences of the modification to the motorcycle helmet law that took effect on April 13, 2012, based on crash data from 2009 - 2013. The key areas of interest include: 1) changes in fatality and injury rates due to helmet non - use; 2) helmet use rates...
Anthropometric and postural variability : limitations of the boundary manikin appraoch
Human figure models are commonly used to facilitate ergonomic assessments of vehicle driver stations and other workplaces. One routine method of workstation assessment is to conduct a suite of ergonomic analyses using a family of boundary manikins, chosen to represent a range of anthropometric...

Pages