More than $275,000 in grants from various sources are coming to the Department of Civil Engineering at SIU Edwardsville.  Projects and research exploring a number of existing challenges are being explored with the grants, including something that sounds like it could have been ripped from the script of a science-fiction film.

Associate Professor Ryan Fries’ tells The Big Z one of his colleagues is working on “Exploring Distracted Driver Detection Algorithm Using a Driving Simulator Study.”

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Other areas of research include real-time traffic information dissemination, clearing interchange configurations during inclement weather, and highway sub-base construction.


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