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Mixing temperature optimization and modification mechanism of medical masks modified asphalt: insights from computational chemistry

Masks modified asphalt (MMA) offers a solution to pollution caused by discarded medical masks. Mixing temperature plays a crucial role in storage stability and even rheological performance of MMA. Traditional...

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Temporal assessment of emission inventory model for Indian heavy commercial vehicle segment – A top-down approach

Heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) are pivotal to India's economy but are also significant sources of air pollution. To address this issue, the Indian government implemented Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission...

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Investigating the contributory factors influencing speeding behavior among long-haul truck drivers traveling across India: Insights from binary logit and machine learning techniques

Speeding is one of the most common aberrant driving behaviors among the driving population. Although research on speeding behavior among drivers has been increased over the decades, little is known...

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Analysis on the Synergistic Variation of Soil Freezing and Pile Foundation Bearing Capacity in Permafrost Regions

The construction of bored piles in permafrost regions disturbs the thermal stability of frozen soil, leading to decreased early bearing capacity of the pile foundation. As the permafrost ground temperature...

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Automatically detect crosswalks from satellite view images – A deep learning approach with ground truth verification

Like roadway information is to motor vehicle safety, pedestrian facility information (e.g., sidewalk presence) is crucial towards improving the safety of these vulnerable road users. Yet unlike widely...

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Lane numbers and their impact on commercial motor vehicle crash safety: An econometric perspective

This research investigates the intricate relationship between the number of lanes on highways and injury severities sustained by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. Many studies have addressed crash...

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Exploring the operational benefits of transit signal priority: A microsimulation-based analysis

This study evaluated the operational performance of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) using a microscopic simulation approach. The analysis was based on a 10-mile study corridor in South Florida. Two microscopic...

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A new model of friction brake efficiency of urban vehicles on unpaved roads using an analytical and numerical approach

•The approach estimates the efficiency of disc braking systems of urban vehicles.•The proposed approach takes into account the irregularities of the road surface.•In addition to the surface irregularities,...

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The impact of the combination equilibrium of horizontal and sag-vertical curves on safety

Safe and aesthetic interaction between horizontal and vertical alignment may significantly occur when they are combined or closed to each other resulting in safety problems. Previous researches have...

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Analysis of pedestrian-related crossing behavior at intersections: A Latent Dirichlet Allocation approach

To study the intention behind pedestrian crossing behavior, this study extracts the trajectory data of vehicles and pedestrians from intersection videos. Based on the classic traffic conflict theory,...

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The potential of changing habitual car user travel modes: The case of Czech towns

•The purpose of the research is to learn how to change car users’ behavior.•Using logistic regression and PCA, factors and attitudes affecting the travel mode choice were identified.•Case study of four...

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Exploring the need to model severity of single- and multi-occupant vehicles crashes separately: A case of crashes at highway-rail grade crossings

In recent years, traffic safety researchers have attempted to separate single-vehicle and multi-vehicle crashes when analyzing crash severity, considering the significant differences in the mechanism...

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Influence of the human development index, motorcycle growth and policy intervention on road traffic fatalities – A case study of Vietnam

Motorcycle ownership in Vietnam has increased exponentially during the last two decades. As a result, traffic congestion, emissions, and traffic safety have been on the rise. Of particular concern is...

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A study on airlines’ responses and customer satisfaction during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak has significantly impacted the airline industry worldwide. However, limited studies have systematically investigated the airlines' responses and customer...

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Traffic input module for mechanistic-empirical pavement design with weigh-in-motion data

•Weigh-in-motion data provides large quantity of traffic information for pavement design.•Reliability of pavement design highly depends on the quality of truck traffic data.•The weigh-in-motion recorded...

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Factors and incentives that affect electric vehicle adoption in Greece

•Consumer intentions to purchase and also pay extra for an EV were analyzed.•Discrete choice models are developed to examine the factors that affect the adoption of EVs.•Provision of financial incentives...

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Exploring the endogenous effects among car dependency, work arrangement choice, and daily travel using the 2017 NHTS data

The paper presents an effort in investigating the cause-effect relationships among telecommuting, car dependency, and trip making behavior. Data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS)...

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Bicyclist injury severity classification using a random parameter logit model

Bicycling has been actively promoted as a clean and efficient mode of commute. Besides, due to the personal and societal benefits it provides, it has been adopted by many city dwellers for short-distance...

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A data mining approach for traffic accidents, pattern extraction and test scenario generation for autonomous vehicles

To effectively fight against traffic accidents, it is of great importance to analyse and understand the conditions that are linked with accidents. Such an analysis can serve as the basis to (i) develop...

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Short-term and long-term aging effect of the rejuvenation on RAP binder and mixes for sustainable pavement construction

•Physical and rheological properties of rejuvenated RAP and virgin binder compared.•Determination of optimum dosage range of the rejuvenator.•Performance evaluation rejuvenated RAP mixes....

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Application of text mining techniques to identify actual wrong-way driving (WWD) crashes in police reports

•Identifying actual wrong-way driving (WWD) crashes from potential WWD crashes.•Implementing BERT model and five conventional classification algorithms.•Obtaining the best accuracy for BERT model compared...

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Train rescheduling and platforming in large high-speed railway stations

To deal with train delays in large high-speed railway stations, a multi-objective mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MO-MINLP) optimization model was proposed. The model used the arrival time, departure...

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Injury severity of drowsy drivers involved in single vehicle crashes: Accounting for temporal instability and unobserved heterogeneity

Drowsy driving has received comparatively less attention in traffic safety literature when compared to other safety issues, despite its devastating impact on society in terms of human lives lost and...

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Comparing the vibrational behaviour of e-kick scooters and e-bikes: Evidence from Italy

E-kick scooters are currently among the most popular emerging electric-powered Personal micro–Mobility Vehicles (e-PMVs) and have recently been equated to e-bikes. However, even if the dynamic behaviour...

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Analysis of traffic conflicts with right-turning vehicles at unsignalized intersections in suburban areas

Right-turn collisions at intersections are one of the most dominant crash types in suburban areas, especially at unsignalized intersections. There is, however, a lack of comprehensive research on the...

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