road design

How To Make City Streets Safer With Smart Design

As the U.S. continues to see more drivers on the roads than ever before, state and local lawmakers are looking for ways to create safer streets to be enjoyed by all city residents. While many new and innovative safety measures are being implemented throughout urban environments, city planners can look to existing road redesigns for inspiration on how to make their city streets safer.

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Pedestrian Safety

Securing Pedestrian Safety

Traffic accidents continue to be the leading form of death in the United States, and this trend continues to climb in our city streets. As more people walk from place to place to save money or stay fit, local policymakers are starting to see a dangerous pattern where walking in urban environments is getting more dangerous each year.

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Pedestrian Safety

Securing Pedestrian Safety

As the American population continues to grow, cities throughout the U.S. see a population influx in many regions. As more people congregate in urban environments, economic forces in these areas often see a substantial increase in many aspects, and there are many benefits from this ongoing population trend.

As cities grow, so do the benefits that many sectors of a city experience.

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Self Driving Cars

While autonomous cars and trucks are just beginning to hit the roads in the US, self-driving technology has already been implemented in agricultural vehicles and even large-scale mining operations.

This technological evolution is a natural progression in this highly competitive and volatile mining industry.

In recent years the mining sector has seen an increase of automation and other technological advances in everything from communications,

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Self Driving Cars

The Rise Of Automobiles And Dangers To Pedestrians

For decades, automobiles have been the primary form of transportation across the U.S. As their popularity has increased, instances involving pedestrians and vehicle crashes have also grown to the point where today almost 100 people die each day from vehicle crashes.

Roads are becoming filled with vehicles, and at the same time,

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Self Driving Cars

Technology Connecting The World & Shipping Systems

As the world’s economic systems continue to become more connected, shipping companies are utilizing advanced systems to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Autonomous vehicle technology is quickly evolving, and as self-driving tech is showcased in personal vehicles, many of the most significant advancements in this industry will be seen in shipping applications.

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Self Driving Cars

Our Transport Revolution 

Autonomous vehicles have a bright future in the United States. As technology continues to advance, our roads will begin to be filled with vehicles that leverage various benefits for pedestrians, other vehicles, and bicyclists.

In a series of tests in 2014, Google performed several experiments find how sharing the road with autonomous cars will impact bicyclists.

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Self Driving Cars

Self-Driving Technology And Data

As today’s automobile manufacturers continue to strive toward more autonomous technology, the amount of data that is collected, processed and shared among the various onboard instruments.

Even the most basic level of self-driving technology requires that cars be outfitted with advanced instruments to read and understand the surrounding environment to make decisions.

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Pedestrian Safety

A Historically Deadly Year

Last year marked an unfortunate record, as 2016 saw nearly 6,000 pedestrian deaths. This marks the highest total pedestrian deaths than two decades, according to results from a recent study.

This unfortunate record is even more alarming as we see an increase of 25% of pedestrian deaths between 2010 and 2015. Pedestrians now account for the largest portion of traffic fatalities,

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Self Driving Cars

For years rumors have been circulating that Apple has been working on autonomous car technology. Much like their competitor, Alphabet, Inc., Apple is known as an innovator in the technology sector.

In late November 2016, Apple revealed that they were “investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation” in a letter they submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Traffic Safety

Seniors vs. TeensAnswer: Teens

We expect mistakes from young drivers, but the first few years are pretty risky. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), drivers ages 16-19 are three times more likely to crash than drivers over 20.

These novice drivers cause significantly more car accidents than seniors: The United States Census Bureau calculates 12.2 percent of car accidents are the responsibility of teen drivers while 7.5 percent of accidents are caused by drivers over 65.

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Self Driving Cars

Our Cities Are Designed Around Roads 

As the U.S. economy continues to grow, we are relying on a diverse economy to fuel our nation’s prosperity.

Everything from commercial driving, distribution, and of course residential drivers who commute to and from work rely on inner-city roads.

One problem facing mass-adoption of autonomous cars on our city streets is that road construction,

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Infrastructure

The Aging American Infrastructure

During the 1950’s and 1960’s, America was investing in construction projects of all sizes to build up the Nation’s infrastructure.

From Federal Highways and public utilities, America was known to have the best roads and transportation systems in the world.

However, today America is witnessing an era of highways that buckle under rush hour and bridges that are deemed unsafe by state engineers.

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