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Event Notices From January 27-29

The latest meeting and event notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2012

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Fuel Economy Of New Vehicles Slipped In December

After two months of increases, the average fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States fell by a half mile per gallon last month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2012

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Fuel Economy Of New Vehicles Continues To Rise

Average fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States is up for the second straight month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2011

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Fuel Economy Of New Vehicles Up For First Time Since Spring

For the first time in seven months, average fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States is on the rise, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2011

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Fuel Economy Of New Vehicles Still At Lowest Point In The Past Year

For the second straight month, the average fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States remained at the lowest point of the past year, according to a researcher at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2011

Even this guy can learn to drive to boost his MPG significantly. Although probably not on this kind of terrain.

UM Study Says Even Gas Guzzlers Can Boost MPG

While driving a fuel-efficient vehicle is the best way to save gas, motorists can still cut fuel consumption nearly in half by driving slower and less aggressively, properly maintaining their vehicles and avoiding congested roads, according to University of Michigan researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/07/2011

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UMTRI Will Test Vehicle Safety Communications

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has been awarded a $14.9 million contract from the United States Department of Transportation to conduct a safety pilot model deployment of a vehicle communications system used to improve the safety and efficiency of the nation’s roadways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2011

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UM Researchers Aim To Improve Vehicle Safety For Kids

Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute hope to make passenger cars and trucks safer for children in crashes — the leading cause of death for kids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2011

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UMTRI Enlists Teen Drivers To Study Advanced Vehicle Safety Systems

Forty teenage drivers from southeast Michigan will drive a fleet of specially equipped vehicles for 14 weeks beginning this summer as part of a study to test a suite of advanced vehicle-safety technologies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2011

New Interactive Web Site Helps Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Summer is the most dangerous time of year for teen drivers, with nearly twice as many teens dying on America’s roads each day compared to the rest of the year. But a new online program from the University of Michigan helps parents keep their teens safe as they gain experience driving without adult supervision.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2011

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