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Story on pavements’ impact on vehicle fuel use appears in Engineering News Record

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Engineering News Record logoReporter Martha Spizziri writes in the Engineering News Record Oct. 15: “Fuel economy has been largely the province of automakers and government initiatives, such as Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. However, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are looking at ways to boost fuel efficiency and cut greenhouse-gas emissions by building better roads. Pavement design can play an important role in fuel economy, researchers say.” The story looks at work by doctoral student Mehdi Akbarian and Professor Franz-Josef Ulm funded by the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub.