traffic

Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Experiment Shows AI in Connected Cars Eased Rush Hour Congestion

Specially equipped cars sit in a parking lot Specially equipped cars sit in a parking lot prior to the AI experiment in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

As millions of people travel the interstates this Thanksgiving, many will encounter patches of traffic at a standstill for no apparent reason — no construction or accident. Researchers say the problem is you.

Travis Loller | Associated Press
November 23, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Traffic at NYC-Area Bridges, Tunnels Hits Pre-Pandemic Levels

FedEx Traffic in New York City. (John Taggart/Bloomberg News)

Traffic at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s bridges and tunnels has returned to pre-pandemic levels, partly due to changes in traveling habits, said Rick Cotton, the agency’s executive director.

Skylar Woodhouse | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2022
Government, Business

NYC Toll Traffic at Seven-Year High as Travel Rebounds

NYC Traffic on a New York City expressway. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press)

New York City toll bridges and tunnels are on pace for the busiest April in at least seven years, adding to evidence that travel is rebounding as pandemic shutdowns ease and the economy starts to regain its footing.

April 13, 2021
Business, Logistics

Traffic Volumes Continue to Climb Amid Pandemic

New York City traffic from Brooklyn crosses the Williamsburg Bridge to enter Manhattan in March of 2019. New York City traffic from Brooklyn crosses the Williamsburg Bridge to enter Manhattan in March of 2019. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)

Traffic levels related to freight movement generally have fared better than levels associated with other modes of transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic, but future travel trends remain hard to predict.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 8, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

UK Freight Firms Turn to Planes as Brexit Triggers Truck Jams

Trucks wait at the check-in for the channel tunnel in Folkestone, U.K. Trucks wait at the check-in for the channel tunnel in Folkestone, U.K. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Logistics companies including DB Schenker and DSV Panalpina A/S have begun chartering planes to keep U.K. factories supplied with components and avoid snarls in road and sea transport caused by Brexit.

December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Pandemic Likely to Cut Thanksgiving Driving in Half

A vehicle waits at a traffic signal light on a near empty road in Seattle on March 18. A vehicle waits at a traffic signal light on a near empty road in Seattle on March 18. (Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg News)

With virus cases surging, hospitals filling up and more U.S. states imposing restrictions, Americans are likely to drive a lot less this Thanksgiving. Only 35% will travel by car this year, down from 65% a year ago, according to survey from retail fuel tracker GasBuddy.

Jeffrey Bair | Bloomberg News
November 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Mitigating Risk with CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney

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Accident risk lessened as the pandemic eased highway traffic this year. Fleets, however, remain subject to increased litigation and nuclear verdicts. Experts suggest that the wider adaption of advanced technology - including onboard safety systems, in-cab video, and telematics - could not only improve safety but also preserve relevant information in the case of an accident.

November 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

COVID-19’s Impact on Travel, Safety Varies by Region, Traffic Experts Say

California traffic pandemic Light traffic moves along California 110 toward downtown Los Angeles on March 31. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Statewide stay-at-home orders prompted by the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in various trends related to traffic volume and safety, according to transportation experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Regional Planners Should Weigh Local, Logistical Needs, Experts Say

Trucks in a line Getty Images

Regional planners should balance the interests of freight haulers and local residents as they consider transportation needs, according to experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2020
Business, Technology

Improve Compliance with AI Cameras

Improve Compliance with AI Cameras

Compliance is essential to how well a fleet operates. Unfortunately, recent statistics show alarming rates in several key areas including traffic law violations, health, and safety. Netradyne is combining artificial intelligence with cameras to tackle compliance through smart data analytics.

February 17, 2020

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