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UMTRI Research Review: Roadside alligators and retread tires

September 14, 2009

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

Roadside Alligators and Retread Tires
UMTRI researchers Oliver Page and John Woodrooffe investigate the causes of commercial truck tire debris on the nation's highways. The study reveals important information about retread tires and sheds light on why tire maintenance and proper inflation are critical for all vehicles.

Side-Impact Test Facility
Engineers in UMTRI's Biosciences Division fine-tune an innovative crash-test facility expected to yield important information needed to improve injury protection in side-impact crashes.

Fall Driving More Hazardous than Summer or Winter Driving
A study by UMTRI researcher Michael Sivak compares fatality crash rates by season, with surprising results.

U-M SMART Project Comes to UMTRI
SMART Managing Director Susan Zielinski continues her groundbreaking work in sustainable transportation with UMTRI as the administrative home base.

Also in this issue are highlights from UMTRI's international truck conference and powertrain conference, recent UMTRI publications, and upcoming events.

To read the current issue, see UMTRI Research Review

To read previous issues, see UMTRI Research Review Archive