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Crash avoidance system wins award

A program at the U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) has won the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of America's 2008 Best of ITS Award for Best Innovative Product or Service. The award, presented in November at the ITS World Congress in New York, honors crash warning technology for light vehicles developed by Visteon as part of the Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems program led by UMTRI. The technology integrates a suite of crash warning features, including forward collision and road departure warnings, lane-change merge alerts and blind spot detection. The award honors the most innovative, effective and influential achievements in the intelligent transportation systems industry.

Mott Children's Hospital honored

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the U-M Health System has been ranked as one of the best in the country by Parents magazine. Mott received the highest ranking among children's hospitals in the state. On the list of 30 top hospitals nationwide, Mott ranked 18th. The magazine determined the rankings through analysis of surveys sent to children's hospitals. A new 1.1-million-square-foot C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Women's Hospital is scheduled to open in fall 2012.