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MU hosts roundtable on distracted driving

MU hosts roundtable on distracted driving

You encounter them almost every time you get in your vehicle to travel someplace—drivers with one hand on the wheel and one hand on their cell phone. If you are lucky, those distracted drivers won’t involve you in an accident. Last year in Missouri, more than 21,000 motor vehicle crashes involved distracted drivers, either due […]

Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop Releases Report

Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop Releases Report

Missouri’s Special Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop (BRPH) released its final report during a news conference on the Francis Quadrangle Oct. 28. Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr created the panel in March following a feasibility study completed by engineering firms Black & Veatch and Olsson. The panel, comprised of public and private leaders across Missouri, […]

Lighting the way to safer driving

Lighting the way to safer driving

An MU team combined field and simulator studies on the effectiveness of four light-color configurations in catching driver attention in work zones.

Professor touts underground pipeline system at international conference

Professor touts underground pipeline system at international conference

Jim Noble recently traveled halfway around the world to present research results that addresses key sustainability issues in the smart cities domain through moving cargo flow underground. The MU Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering professor and his former graduate student, Gaohao Luo of the Norfolk Southern Corporation, presented “Underground Freight Pipeline System Logistic Network Design” […]

Turning wrong turns into the right alert system

Turning wrong turns into the right alert system

by Megan Schaltegger What began as a class project resulted in a major win for five MU Engineering students at this year’s Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington D.C. Jacob Kaltenbronn, Katy Harlan, Robert Gallup, Elizabeth Farr and Kaitlin Windsor created a device proposal that would curve wrong way driving for their Transportation Safety course. […]

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