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The ideal intersection, in a roundabout way

Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by .

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They’ve become the subject of myriad YouTube “how-to” videos. Entire department of transportation websites explain how to navigate them. And, they elicit more than a little anxiety and confusion in the minds of drivers entering, circling and exiting them. Yet, roundabouts are rapidly cropping up in locales ranging from city streets to rural intersections and [...]

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Freight consortium picks up speed

Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by .

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The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $3.5 million grant to the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE). Led by researchers at UW-Madison, CFIRE is a partnership among 10 U.S. universities and encompasses a geographical area that serves the majority of freight traffic in the United States. The new grant will [...]

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New simulator puts UW-Madison on the map for driving research

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .

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There’s only one place in Wisconsin where a driver can send text messages, speed or engage in other risky behaviors with no risk of an accident: the new UW-Madison Driving Simulation Laboratory. Drivers not only are certain to survive the experience, but the consequences of their actions could be safer vehicles and roads around the [...]

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