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Iris for safer air travel

Aviation accidents sometimes highlight how much we still rely on old-fashioned radio contact by pilots and vulnerable tracking systems. But satellites are set to change sky safety, thanks to international ...

May 09, 2014
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Guarding against 'Carmageddon' cyberattacks

The potential value of turning the nation's freeways into "smart transportation systems" is enormous. Equipping the nation's concrete arteries with a nervous system of computers and sensors that directly control on-ramp signals ...

Jun 11, 2014
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Traffic noise solutions exist for dense cities

Traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem in the EU, according to WHO. After air pollution, noise is affecting health the most. But legislation regarding noise pollution is insufficient. A ...

Jul 01, 2014
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The traffic light turns 100

100 years ago, on August 5, 1914, the first electric traffic light was installed on a city street in Cleveland, Ohio. Siemens entered the business ten years later, when the first traffic light tower from Siemens was installed ...

Aug 06, 2014
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Using sound to picture the world in a new way

Have you ever thought about using acoustics to collect data? The EAR-IT project has explored this possibility with various pioneering applications that impact on our daily lives. Monitoring traffic density ...

Oct 22, 2014
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Social equity in urban transportation planning

During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities' transportation ...

Jan 07, 2015
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