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Spring 2004

In this issue

Improving the estimation of travel demand
Given the serious problem of increasing traffic congestion, estimating travel demand has become a critical priority in employing traffic control strategies. An ITS Institute research group led by David Levinson has developed a practical model to describe the interaction between travel demand and traffic flow phenomena.

A safer way to multi-task
Driver distraction due to a complex control interface is becoming more problematic as car manufacturers add new electronic features for in-vehicle communication and navigation. Research presently being conducted by William Durfee may show how to solve this problem by consolidating non-critical secondary controls into a single multi-function device.