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Winter 2007

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In this issue

Haptic feedback research explores driver cognition issues
Only a few decades ago, catastrophic failure of critical components was a common cause of automobile crashes. Broken tie-rods sent cars hurtling into ditches; brake systems failed suddenly under the strain of mountain driving.

University team takes second at annual Intelligent Ground Vehicles Competition
A year's worth of hard work paid off for a team of University students at the 15th annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition in Rochester, Michigan.

Rural intersection safety reports published
In September, the ITS Institute's rural intersection safety research capped several years of work in the laboratory and on the roads of rural Minnesota with the publication of three new research reports, completing a series that documents the development of an innovative crash reduction system.

Seminars bring transportation experts from industry, academia to Minnesota
The Fall 2007 Advanced Transportation Technologies Seminar Series featured University of Minnesota faculty and visiting researchers presenting their recent ITS-related work on a variety of transportation topics.

Undergraduate students get perspective on traffic research
Two groups of undergraduate students visited the Minnesota Traffic Observatory during the Fall 2007 semester to get acquainted with the types of research carried out in an advanced transportation research laboratory.