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James Sayer appointed director of UMTRI
January 11, 2016

The U-M Office of Research announced on January 11 that Dr....

Low rolling resistance tires improve fuel economy
January 9, 2016

Switching to tires with low rolling resistance may save gas and money.

"One parameter on which tires differ is their rolling...

Fuel economy down last year
January 9, 2016

Fuel economy of vehicles sold in calendar year 2015 fell slightly compared to 2014. The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new...

In the News: The problem with the boom in auto sales
January 7, 2016

Data compiled by UMTRI researchers Michael Sivak and...

In the News: Car seat alert: A winter coat could endanger your child
December 15, 2015

In wintertime it seems only natural to have your child snuggled up in their coat as you strap them into their car seat. But dramatic UMTRI...

In the News: Cheap gas is a thrill, but a costly one
December 14, 2015

The price of gasoline keeps dropping, but that may not be entirely...

New state website offers resources for aging drivers
December 11, 2015

The first Baby Boomers started turning age 65 in 2011, and by 2030 all living Baby...

Autonomous cars may spur young adults to hit the road
December 8, 2015

The percentage of young adults without driver's licenses has been on the rise for more than 30 years, but self-driving vehicles may reverse...

Gas mileage drops to lowest point this year
December 4, 2015

Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. dropped for the fourth straight month and to its lowest point this year, say UMTRI...

UMTRI researchers recognized at Stapp Car Crash Conference
December 2, 2015

 The 59th annual...