Tag: University of Alabama

  • June 29th, 2023

A proposal led by The University of Alabama (UA) to strengthen the Deep South’s role in production and support of electric vehicles (EVs) was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for further development. As automakers bring more EVs into production, add more computational power and continue to integrate automation, the entire transportation ecosystem must change to meet new […]

  • May 21st, 2021

In 2019, the Uniform Law Commission (the “ULC”) finished drafting the Uniform Automated Operation of Vehicles Act (the “Act”), which proposes uniform state legislation that would regulate the operation of automated motor vehicles.1 This report summarizes the key sections of the Act, identifies areas of legislation not addressed, and reviews the current automated vehicle regulation […]

  • May 28th, 2020

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The worst region for flash floods in the continental United States is likely the Southwest, according to a recent analysis of flash floods by The University of Alabama. Using hydrologic data, along with socio-economic information, researchers at the UA Center for Complex Hydrosystems, led by center director Dr. Hamid Moradkhani, mapped the hotspots for […]

  • November 11th, 2019

This document contains examples of water buildup locations on mileposted and non-mileposted roadways. While these examples may be used by some statewide agencies (e.g., ALEA and ALDOT) to address potential problems that could either be fixed or mitigated by enforcement, they also have value in training of local agencies. This training should include instruction on […]

  • October 14th, 2019

The goal of this report is the improvement of traffic safety by mitigating young-driver (aged 16-20) risk-taking. We recognize that there is a wide range of problematic risky behaviors in addition to, or separate from, risk-taking while driving. A significant number of young people are identified and in need of direct help to address serious […]

  • August 14th, 2019

This PowerPoint presents a model of data integration of geo-located weather and roadway data for decision making with the US Department of Transportation, the National Weather Service, and end- users who need integrated data for better roadway weather decision making. The application of this Roadway Weather Data Implementation (RWDI) in Alabama and Georgia serves as […]

  • July 1st, 2019

Green. Yellow. Red. Go. Slow. Stop. Simple instructions commanded by a seemingly simple machine – the traffic light. The technology is as old as the Industrial Revolution, with the first light, two gas-powered flames, controlling traffic in London in 1868. They have improved since, of course. The current three-light system and electricity came in the […]