Researchers have designed a new system that uses machine learning to improve the flow of vehicles at traffic lights.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~5 min
For every kilometre of road in Europe, you're likely to find one dead hedgehog.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Staff and customers with underlying health conditions are likely to be most at risk at drive-through windows.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~5 min
City streets were built to accommodate cars, but the COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled our transport needs. Many cities are moving to make streets more people-friendly and less car-centric.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
Whether it's cars passing nearby, a neighbour's blaring music or the constant drone of a lawnmower, the trouble with sound is that – unlike light – it can be hard to block out completely.
June 29, 2020 • ~6 min
Jacqueline Thomas PhD ’20 recounts her final academic year at MIT, from once-in-a-lifetime field work to a virtual thesis defense.
June 14, 2020 • ~12 min
A move from public transportation to single-rider cars due to COVID-19 may create a new boom in traffic. See how your city could fare with a new tool.
June 11, 2020 • ~4 min
Road networks are emptying during lockdown. What does it mean for wildlife now and in the future?
May 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Pedestrians are wary of autonomous cars, but they trust traffic lights. Researchers suggest driverless cars could communicate directly with the signals to make their own actions more predictable.
April 21, 2020 • ~6 min
"It's as if I magically implemented our most ambitious emissions reduction policies," says Lucy Hutyra, on cleaner air following COVID-19 directives.
April 20, 2020 • ~6 min