Our ability to get from Point A to Point B is something lots of us take for granted. But transporting people and products across town or across the country every day is neither simple nor easy. Join us as we explore the challenges on Thinking Transportation, a podcast about how we get ourselves — and the things we need — from one place to another. Every other week, an expert from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute or other special guest will help us dig deep on a wide range of topics. Find out more: https://tti.tamu.edu/thinking-transportation/
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Celebrating 20 years of improved young driver safety.
Car crashes have long been the leading cause of serious injury for people under age 25 in America, and in most years the top cause of death for teenagers. Russell Henk, an expert in young driver safety, outlines how a reward-based incentive program can...
Good News, Bad News. A better grade for America’s infrastructure, but still no bragging rights.
American roads and bridges get us to where we live, learn, work, shop, and play. And that network has needed repair for a while, now. TTI experts Edith Arámbula Mercado and Charles Gurganus explain how maintaining the nation’s infrastructure is a lot...
Policy, Priorities, and Possibilities. What might we see from new leadership at USDOT?
Presidential administrations and their appointees come and go, but USDOT’s mobility mission remains constant. Challenges span a wide spectrum from yesterday’s aging infrastructure to tomorrow’s emerging technologies. Transportation is the circulatory...
Promises, Promises. Turns out, building a self-driving car is a lot harder than we thought.
Autonomous vehicles were supposed to be more widely available by now, but they’re not. So, what happened? Those cars have to learn how to do more than just drive, TTI Senior Research Scientist Bob Brydia tells us. They have to learn how to think, too.
Does the Road Go On Forever? We can’t just pave our way out of traffic congestion.
Our 2020 experience taught us we can reduce roadway gridlock drastically in the face of a public health crisis, by reducing the demand for road space. According to TTI Senior Research Scientist David Schrank, the bigger test will come in whether we can...
Whoa, That Was Close! Can we prevent crashes from happening by studying the ones that almost happened?
Nearly all new vehicles have some degree of self-driving capability and internet connectivity. Every time one of those cars corrects a lane-departing drift, brakes hard, or senses a sharp speed boost, it sends a message. And if we listen to those...
Transportation podcasts are what I am here for...
Great initial effort, although I have to say there was a little bit of a tease that Robert Earl Keen might have had more influence on the show with that first title. Looking forward to more insights from leaders in the industry