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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

Aug. 3, 2015 — A multitude of professional drivers suffer from back problems. One cause: driver seats that are inadequately adjusted to each driver‘s ergonomic needs. Researchers have engineered a driver‘s seat ... read more

New Database Could Make Airport Ground Movements Quicker, Greener and Cheaper

July 29, 2015 — A new system for calculating the quickest and most fuel efficient routes for moving aircraft on the ground could transform the way our airports operate, according to new ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A good car collision should look awful. The more deformed the bumper and front end of the car are, the better. It means that these components have absorbed all of the shock from the collision, ... read more

Research Encourages the Consideration of Air Pollution When Planning Housing Near Transit

July 7, 2015 — Policymakers and developers lack a complete picture of the potential dangers of air pollution when advocating the construction of high-density housing (like apartment buildings) along traffic ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have designed EYES, a new system for smartphones and tablets –now in the prototype phase– which aims to make overtaking manoeuvres safer on highways. EYES provides visual help to the ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Engineers have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's rolling tire ... read more

Car-Sharing Greens the City

June 29, 2015 — Sharing your neighbor's car may be the most climate-friendly way of getting to work. One shared car can replace as many as 13 privately owned ... read more

Learning Early About Late Flights, Weather Complications

June 25, 2015 — A new study improves how air traffic managers cope with unexpected delays and provides them with more predictable ways to manage arrival traffic at airports with adverse ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Augmented-reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs) that present digital images on windshields to alert drivers to everything from possible collisions to smart phone activity, are meant to make driving ... read more

June 23, 2015 — A high-strength steel could help auto manufacturers in their quest to meet future fuel efficiency ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Traffic jams not only make daily commutes exasperating, they also contribute to excessive fuel consumption and air ... read more

Vehicle Direction, Not Driver Biometrics, Best Way to Detect Drowsiness

June 16, 2015 — Drowsy drivers take a heavy toll on the nation's highways, so finding a reliable way to test for fatigue to mitigate its potential damage could have a significant impact on highway safety. ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers have developed an application that generates traffic information of cities and roads by detecting the Bluetooth device boarded on ... read more

June 15, 2015 — The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A bioethicist weighs in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot ... read more

US Freight Rail Regulations Outdated, Modernization Recommended

June 10, 2015 — While a 1980 reform law enabled the modernization and stabilization of the US freight railroad industry, federal regulation has not kept pace with the industry's transformation and should be ... read more

Car of the Future: Autonomous, or Cooperative

June 22, 2015 — The self-driving car has strong potential for improving traffic flow, road safety, and reducing the environmental impact of traffic. But only if it is designed to communicate with other cars and ... read more

June 5, 2015 — Sweepers keep our pavements, paths and roads clean. For this purpose they are equipped with a powertrain for moving the vehicle, a blower for sucking up the dirt and debris and brushes for cleaning ... read more

June 3, 2015 — Electric buses are an eco-friendly alternative to diesel. Researchers have developed a concept to swiftly recharge buses while they operate routes. System testing in Dresden has been underway since ... read more

Fast Charging Electric Bus Does Overtime

June 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed a concept to swiftly recharge electric buses while they operate routes. System testing in Dresden has been underway since November last ... read more

May 28, 2015 — More charged particles in urban environments come from motor vehicle emissions than anything else which makes living beside a busy road with lots of diesel-driven vehicles worse for your health than ... read more

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