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Spring 2007

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In this issue

Minnesota researchers add their expertise to federal intersection safety initiative
CICAS brings together federal agencies, vehicle manufacturers, and university researchers

Winter Luncheon highlights safety of teen drivers
Inexperience is the root of the young driver problem—and the most promising ways to solve it are graduated licensure and more effective parent involvement, said Bruce Simons-Morton at the Center for Transportation Studies’ Winter Luncheon on February 8, 2007.

“Tags” in the road hold promise for smarter vehicle location systems
The ability of a vehicle to “know” where it is at any given moment is one measure of intelligence that enables a host of intelligent transportation systems applications, from basic navigation assistance to automatic collision warning.

Travel awards enable students to attend TRB Annual Meeting
Several students from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Civil Engineering received ITS Institute travel awards to attend the January 2007 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C.