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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

More Cycling With E-Bikes

May 20, 2015 — Electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often, a new study concludes, adding that the effect is best on women. A new study focused on how people use the electric bike and how the electric ... read more

Real-Time Data Sharing Can Make Airports Greener and More Efficient

May 18, 2015 — Aviation engineering experts have revealed a new framework that could reduce delays, improve efficiency and cut pollution at major international airports. With increasing air traffic, rising fuel ... read more

May 15, 2015 — In future, the service life of bridges may be estimated more accurate than ever before. Engineers have refined mathematical models for calculating them. Unlike previous models, they take local ... read more

Adventures in Car Buying: Marketing Experts Analyze Sales Talks

May 13, 2015 — There’s a lot one can learn about the human psyche at a car dealer’s. This is where the allegedly shady dealer meets the self-proclaimed tough bargainer. Researchers analyzed sales talk and help ... read more

Teens Probably Won’t Like Self-Driving Cars, but Their Parents Will

May 8, 2015 — If consumers have their way, self-driving cars will enable parents to keep tighter reins on teen motorists. A new survey reveals that people are soundly in favor of putting parental controls in ... read more

Vehicle Cost, Lack of Consumer Information Hinder Purchases of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Apr. 22, 2015 — Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — How can a pleasant vehicle climate be achieved efficiently? Researchers found that the potential of energy-efficient air conditioning is all but exhausted. And this applies also to gasoline-powered ... read more

Consequences of Driving Drunk Are Paying Off

Apr. 6, 2015 — Punishments for drivers whose blood alcohol content is measured above legal thresholds for impairment have reduced the likelihood of repeat offenses, says an economist. To further discourage drunk ... read more

To Improve Bicycle Safety, Crash Reports Need to Capture More Data

Apr. 2, 2015 — American researchers are calling upon police in all states to improve their reporting of crashes involving vehicles and bicycles. Currently, details on crashes are handwritten by police on paper and ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — Drivers trying to get to work or home in a hurry know traffic congestion wastes a lot of time, but it also wastes a lot of fuel. In 2011, congestion caused people in US urban areas to travel an extra ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Sitting in traffic during rush hour is not just frustrating for drivers; it also adds unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Smarter traffic signals can cut greenhouse gas emissions, ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — One researcher has developed a clever solution to gather naturalistic driving data. For several years, she has been using a detailed driving simulator to study how participants respond to ... read more

Goodbye, Range Anxiety? Electric Vehicles May Be More Useful Than Previously Thought

Mar. 30, 2015 — In the first study of its kind, scientists quantitatively show that electric vehicles will meet the daily travel needs of drivers longer than commonly assumed. They found that batteries that have ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Scientists are developing a new assisted steering concept for electric vehicles. In conventional vehicles, the internal combustion engine not only accelerates the car but also supplies on-board ... read more

Mar. 27, 2015 — Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line. Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge, however. The software tool ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — Eighteen percent of drivers on academic and medical campuses use their cell phones while driving, according to new ... read more

Hidden Benefits of Electric Vehicles Revealed

Mar. 19, 2015 — Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A new study adds more fuel to the already hot debate about whether electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than conventional ... read more

Better Products, Services for Winter Maintenance, Traffic Safety

Mar. 18, 2015 — Researchers have developed increasingly better road weather and winter maintenance services, and combined them into product and service packages. Consequently, information is available on wintry road ... read more

'Distracted Driving' at an All-Time High; New Approaches Needed, Experts Say

Mar. 17, 2015 — The advent of cell phones, text messaging and heavy urban traffic has taken the issue of 'distracted driving' to a historic level, a new report says, although it also identifies some ... read more

Alarms in Cars Could Cut Crash Rates

Mar. 10, 2015 — An in-car alarm that sounds when sensors on the vehicle detect an imminent crash could cut crash rates from one in five to one in 10 for drivers over the of 60 suffering tiredness on long journeys, ... read more

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