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May 30, 2015

Recharging Electric Vehicles in Private

May 27, 2015 — An electronic payment system developed in Singapore will protect the privacy of customers recharging their electric ... 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

Airflow Model to Reduce Time on the Tarmac

May 6, 2015 — A mechanical engineering professor describes in a new article a new mathematical tool he developed to calculate the flow of turbulent air produced by a plane's wing tips when an airplane takes ... 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

Apr. 10, 2015 — The success of electric vehicle networks depends on economical vehicles – and efficient power grids. Existing power lines were not designed for the loads generated by electric vehicles. Researchers ... read more

Lights Tuned to Birds' Eyes May Help Reduce Bird-Aircraft Collisions

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study may have important implications for reducing bird-aircraft collisions through the customization of aircraft and runway lights to birds' visual systems. Birds' eyes are different ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Researchers have unveiled new technology enabling drones to recover stable flight from any position and land autonomously in failure situations. It will even be possible to launch drones by simply ... 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

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. 23, 2015 — The first test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route was completed, a step toward making aerial inspections of energy pipelines safer and more economical, ... 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

Mar. 18, 2015 — Gyroscopes are rarely found in nature. But researchers have discovered that insect wings may act as gyroscopes, helping insects perform aerial acrobatics and maintain stability and ... read more

Mar. 13, 2015 — Motor oil contains chemical additives that extend how long engines can run without failure, but, despite decades of ubiquity, how such additives actually work to prevent this damage have remained a ... 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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