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A study released this week says 6-10 percent of American adults in fully autonomous self-driving vehicles “would be expected to often, usually, or always experience some level of motion sickness.” This is one finding in the survey, research and analysis conducted by Michael Sivak Brandon Schoettle or the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Ann […]

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Despite a slight dip, the average fuel economy for new vehicle sales returned last month to an average of 25.4 mpg. This matches the average posted for January, following a drop to 25.2 mpg in February. The report comes from Director Michael Sivak, Ph.D., and Project Manager Brandon Schoettle with the University of Michigan Transportation […]

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A study just released comparing actual window stickers to federal mpg regulations has found automakers are exceeding Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) goals. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, for model years 2012, 2013, and 2014, the trend has been a mild improvement over mandated results. The study’s authors Brandon Schoettle and […]

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Progress on the vehicle efficiency front is happening slowly, but it is happening, and last month a new average high of 24.9 mpg based upon window stickers was reached for passenger vehicles sold in the U.S., and emissions are improving as well. According to the University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI), as of June (latest […]

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A study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reveals that the average fuel economy of new cars and trucks sold in 2012 increased by 6 percent, to 23.8 mpg. This finding follows similar results UMTRI citied when it said earlier this year that the United States has become nearly 20 percent more […]

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