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
Crashes caused by distracted drivers are believed to have been the biggest cause of a 14 percent rise in traffic fatalities since 2014. The Harvard Chan School’s Center for Health Communication is mounting an anti-distracted driving campaign this fall to make headway against a problem that has proven resistant to change despite efforts by government, insurance companies, carmakers and others. The Gazette spoke to the center’s director, Jay Winsten.
July 2, 2019 • ~13 min
Childhood asthma cases in the US attributable to traffic-related air pollution dramatically decreased over a 10-year period, research shows.
April 8, 2019 • ~3 min
New dispatching approach could cut the number of cars on the road while meeting rider demand.
May 23, 2018 • ~6 min
MIT-designed tool lets people test realistic changes to local transit networks.
Dec. 8, 2017 • ~7 min
Study: Without HOV policies, urban traffic gets much, much worse.
July 6, 2017 • ~7 min
Very different cities have similar potential for ride sharing, study finds.
March 6, 2017 • ~5 min
Model that predicts time from gate departure to takeoff could cut airport congestion, fuel waste.
Jan. 14, 2016 • ~7 min
MIT awarded Dept. of Energy grant to create and deploy energy-saving travel information and incentives system | MIT News
$4 million grant will determine whether travel choices can be influenced by data and rewards to save energy.
Aug. 6, 2015 • ~4 min