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UMTRI Research Review: Defining the future of transportation

July 1, 2012

The latest issue of the UMTRI Research Review is now available. Newsletter highlights include the following:

Message from the Director
UMTRI director Peter Sweatman introduces the institute's new five-year strategic plan and highlights several key research initiatives now underway.

The Power of Big Data
UMTRI researchers Carol Flannagan and Jonathan Rupp are leading one of UMTRI's newest endeavors--the Center for the Management of Information for Safe and Sustainable Transportation. CMISST specializes in integration and analysis of complex datasets to reveal a wealth of new information.

Safety Pilot Model Deployment
UMTRI's connected-vehicle project is shifting into high gear. Nearly 3,000 cars, trucks, and buses will soon be equipped with wireless communication, connected-vehicle technology. Program manager Jim Sayer discusses the geographic range of the study and subject recruitment strategy.

Also covered in this issue are results of a joint study with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on LATCH usability; an update on the Checkpoints™ program for teen drivers; UMTRI's new marketing and communications director; and Peter Sweatman's recent appointment as chair of ITS America.

See UMTRI Research Review.

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