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Transportation Article Collections - Highlights 2017

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Autonomous vehicles: challenges, opportunities, and future implications for transportation policiesAutonomous vehicles: challenges, opportunities, and future implications for transportation policies

 

This study investigates the challenges and opportunities pertaining to transportation policies that may arise as a result of emerging autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies. AV technologies can decrease the transportation cost and increase accessibility to low-income...

 

Saeed Asadi  Bagloee, Madjid Tavana, Mohsen Asadi, Tracey Oliver

Journal of Modern Transportation


Sight distance restriction on highways’ horizontal curves: insights and sensitivity analysisSight distance restriction on highways’ horizontal curves: insights and sensitivity analysis

 

The study focuses on sight distance restrictions on horizontal curves in highway design. Barriers along open highways and walls on tunnels may restrict the available sight distance in the design of horizontal curves... 

 

Shy Bassan

European Transport Research Review


Impacts of cell phone use on driving safety and drivers’ perception of riskImpacts of cell phone use on driving safety and drivers’ perception of risk

 

In this study, the factors influencing phone-related driving safety and drivers’ perceptions of cell phone usage were analyzed. A representative sample of more than 500 licensed drivers in Texas who own a cell phone was interviewed based on a well-design questionnaire...


Dazhi Sun, Anxi Jia

Journal of Modern Transportation


Potential Explosive Device on a Commuter Train: What Drives Train Drivers to Deviate from the Security Procedure?Potential Explosive Device on a Commuter Train: What Drives Train Drivers to Deviate from the Security Procedure?


Explosives pose a major threat to urban metro rail systems. Train drivers are therefore expected to regularly perform security procedures in response to reports of suspicious items on the train. This study was conducted to develop a multi-factorial account of...   


Kartikeya Tripathi, Hervé Borrion, Taku Fujiyama
Urban Rail Transit


Risk Evaluation of Railway Rolling Stock Failures Using FMECA Technique: A Case Study of Passenger Door SystemRisk Evaluation of Railway Rolling Stock Failures Using FMECA Technique: A Case Study of Passenger Door System


Railway transport consists of two main asset classes of infrastructure and rolling stock. To date, there has been a great deal of interest in the study and analysis of failure mechanisms for railway infrastructure assets, e.g. tracks, sleepers, bridges, signalling system, electrical units, etc... 

 

Fateme Dinmohammadi, Babakalli Alkali, Mahmood Shafiee, Christophe Bérenguer, Ashraf Labib
Urban Rail Transit


Passenger Stability Within Moving Railway Vehicles: Limits on Maximum Longitudinal AccelerationPassenger Stability Within Moving Railway Vehicles: Limits on Maximum Longitudinal Acceleration 


Increasing the acceleration and deceleration of trains within a railway network can improve the performance of the system. However, the risk of passengers losing their balance and falling is also increased. The purpose of this paper is therefore to examine the effect of longitudinal vehicle accelerations on passenger safety and comfort...

 

J. P. Powell, R. Palacín

Urban Rail Transit


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