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Vehicles Equipped with On-Board Technology Increase Driver Awareness and Safety

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A University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) study funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) found that advanced communication technologies and vehicle on-board units (OBUs) are effective in increasing driver awareness. These technologies provide information to drivers regarding their surroundings, such as the presence of pedestrians and traffic signal information.

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The New Big Dig: UF Researchers Deliver Sustainable Solutions by Helping Government Engineers Cooperate with Nature

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With $3 million in government funding through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a team of UF researchers led by Christine Angelini, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Coastal Solutions, along with colleagues in ESSIE, is giving the Corps a sustainable framework for water resources engineering projects on Florida’s First Coast. The multidisciplinary team hopes to provide these ecosystems the protection necessary to withstand and even thrive under unpredictable climatic conditions and the burden of their many uses — commercial, residential, recreational and tourism.

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Gainesville’s Autonomous Shuttle Now Communicates with Traffic Lights

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On any given day, Gainesville’s Autonomous Shuttle (AV) can be seen driving around city streets. AV shuttle corridors across the country are mostly designed without traffic lights, or the shuttles are maneuvered through traffic lights manually by an attendant. However, the Gainesville AV can now communicate with traffic signals and make right or left turns without the assistance of a human operator.

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UF Engineers Demonstrate How Climate Conditions Affect Human Behaviors that Impact COVID-19 Transmissions

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Antar Jutla, an associate professor, and Chang-Yu Wu, a professor, in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) were featured in The Washington Post. They discussed how climate conditions and human behaviors impact COVID-19 transmissions. 

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UF Center for Coastal Solutions awarded multi-institution grant to study Harmful Algal Blooms

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University of Florida Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) Associate Director David Kaplan, Ph.D., and a team of CCS-affiliated scientists and engineers from UF, the University of South Florida, North Carolina State University and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation have received $2.3 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to study how water and nutrients flowing from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River watershed interact with tides, currents, and waves at the coast to affect coastal water quality.

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Collaborative UF Research Team Receives NSF Grant to Reimagine ROV Performance for Emerging Workforce

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The NSF has awarded $1.4 million to the University of Florida for a collaborative project to optimize operation of undersea robots (ROVs) for offshore industries and workers. Led by Eric Jing Du, Ph.D., a civil associate professor within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE), the project leverages the combined research of an interdisciplinary team within the University of Florida.

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Predicting Damage from Hurricanes Before They Make Landfall

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Maitane Olabarrieta, Ph.D., associate professor, and Arthriya Subgranon, Ph.D., assistant professor, in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering within the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment at the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, are the principal investigators of a multi-organizational project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.