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August 26, 2016

Aug. 9, 2016 — The White House recently announced the creation of the Battery500 Consortium, a multidisciplinary group led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and ... read more

Research Pinpoints Most Dangerous HGV Designs

July 29, 2016 — HGVs with high cabs have the most blind spots and pose the greatest risk to vulnerable road users, research has ... read more

July 29, 2016 — A group of students has tackled an engineering challenge by custom building lightweight aircraft inspired by paragliders and ... read more

Streetcar Tracks Increase Risk of Bike Crashes

July 26, 2016 — One-third of bike crashes in Toronto's downtown involved the city's streetcar tracks, according to a new study that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Auto industry experts predict that more than 50 percent of cars on the road by 2020 will use a relatively new type of fuel-efficient engine. This transition, however, has raised questions about its ... read more

Advancing Self-Driving Car Design, Other Shared Human And Machine-Controlled Systems

July 13, 2016 — Computer scientists have described a new approach to managing the challenge of transferring control between a human and an autonomous ... read more

Study Links Recession Recovery, Increase in Commercial Truck Fatalities

July 11, 2016 — New research findings reveal unexpected health consequences of economic recovery on fatalities involving large, commercial vehicles. Research has shown that when the economy improves, motor vehicle ... read more

Electric Assist Bikes Provide Meaningful Exercise, Cardiovascular Benefits for Riders

July 7, 2016 — A new study shows that using an electrically-powered bicycle on a regular basis can provide riders with an effective workout while improving some aspects of cardiovascular health, especially for ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Researchers have taken a unique approach to explain the way in which technologies evolve in modern society. Borrowing a technique that biologists might use to study the evolution of plants or ... read more

June 17, 2016 — New technologies have now been developed to tackle two of the world's biggest energy challenges -- clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Moving through water can be a drag, but the use of supercavitation bubbles can reduce that drag and increase the speed of underwater vehicles. Sometimes these bubbles produce a bumpy ride, but now a ... read more

How 4-D Simulation Can Help Construction Projects Come in on Time, Budget

June 7, 2016 — Researchers have developed an advanced technique to avoid costly delays often associated with massive public transportation infrastructure ... read more

Making Airport Surface Traffic More Efficient

June 7, 2016 — Many major European airports are unable to expand. This means that aircraft departures, arrivals and surface traffic movements will have to be sped up. A new system designed to make surface movements ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Researchers have characterized how single-molecule nanocars move in open air. The research will help the kinetics of molecular machines in ambient conditions over ... read more

Top Driving Distractions for Teens as '100 Deadliest Days' Begin

June 1, 2016 — New research looks into the causes of teen crashes. Phase II of the report examines teen crash videos to determine trends in driver distraction. The results show that teens increasingly text and ... read more

Tax on Plug-in Vehicles Is Not Answer to Road-Funding Woes, Study Shows

May 27, 2016 — Given declining revenues from gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and the need for new ways of funding road infrastructure, state and federal policymakers are considering or have enacted annual ... read more

Tests Show Drivers Can't Accurately Judge Speed of Approaching Train

May 25, 2016 — Drivers can see trains approaching but cannot accurately judge their speed when proceeding through a passive level crossing, a study has ... read more

Self-Driving Truck Acts Like an Animal

May 25, 2016 — Researchers are finding inspiration in evolution’s biological counterparts in the development of a driverless truck. The first public demonstration of the vehicle will take place on a Dutch ... read more

Truck Turns Its Own Heat Into Power

May 24, 2016 — A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 to 3 tonnes per ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Researchers have a created racing, sliding, and jumping one-fifth-scale, fully autonomous auto-rally cars that runs at the equivalent of 90 mph. The technique uses advanced algorithms to keep the ... read more

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