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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

After the Storm: Tips for Surviving Old Man Winter's Inconveniences

Feb. 9, 2017 — Experts share some tips that go beyond the usual winter safety driving advice and touch upon those often overlooked inconveniences that winter storms leave behind in order to decrease injuries and ... read more

Mathematically Optimizing Traffic Lights in Road Intersections

Feb. 3, 2017 — Traffic modeling has been of interest to mathematicians since the 1950s. Research in the area has only grown as road traffic control presents an ever-increasing problem. In a new paper, authors ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Autonomous systems -- like driverless cars -- perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans. In a new article, artificial intelligence ethics experts argue that current safety ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Bringing mobility into Germany’s transition to a new energy economy is a complex undertaking. While carmakers are developing more economical combustion engines and alternative drive systems, ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — A pre-existing 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents, according to new ... read more

Now Drivers Can Hear Ambulances No Matter How Loud Their Music Is Playing

Jan. 16, 2017 — If you’ve ever been startled by the sudden appearance of an ambulance while blasting music in your car, then you appreciate the value of a loud siren. Fortunately, your car is probably equipped ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — The variety of car models has increased significantly over the past decades. Take Volkswagen: In 1950, the automaker produced just two model ranges – the Beetle and the transporter. Long gone are ... read more

Keeping Electric Car Design on the Right Road

Dec. 8, 2016 — Pushing nanoscale battery developments in the right direction can help create a sustainable transport sector, suggests investigators in a new ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Engineers have developed a new concept for current and voltage sensors for batteries that might become particularly relevant for electric vehicles (EV). An EV battery is made up of individual blocks, ... read more

Expectation Versus Reality in the Acceptance of Self-Driving Cars

Dec. 6, 2016 — New research on public acceptance of automated vehicles reveals that drivers' perceptions depend on how realistic a picture they have of the current technology's ... read more

Alternative to Battery Power Storage: High Energy Density Super-Capacitors?

Dec. 6, 2016 — Ground-breaking research has resulted in the development of technology that could revolutionize the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work. The development ... read more

A Cleaner, More Efficient Car? New Material Designed to Better Store Hydrogen Fuel

Dec. 1, 2016 — New materials have been designed that could be used to store hydrogen fuel more efficiently in vehicles or other devices that use clean ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — Universal adoption of the ISA speed warning system in Norway could reduce both the average speed of vehicles and their emissions, concludes a recent report. Lower speeds also lead to fewer fatalities ... read more

Computer Scientists Work to Prevent Hackers from Remotely Controlling Cars

Nov. 21, 2016 — A luxury vehicle today contains multiple computers. During an hour's drive, it thus produces multiple gigabytes of data. Even less expensive vehicles are now brimming with information ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — Many communities would be better off investing in electric vehicles that run on batteries instead of hydrogen fuel cells, in part because the hydrogen infrastructure provides few additional energy ... read more

Nov. 14, 2016 — When is a traffic jam not a traffic jam? When it's a quantum traffic jam, of course. Only in quantum physics can traffic be standing still and moving at the same time, say ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — Researchers have developed a self-driving scooter with the same sensor configuration and software as that used in trials of autonomous cars and golf carts. This new trial completes the demonstration ... read more

Safe Navigation Through the Northwest Passage

Nov. 3, 2016 — The Northwest Passage is becoming navigable for longer periods of the year. Ship traffic, however, still bears hazardous risks. A German-Canadian research team wants to change that: it is conducting ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Boosting the fuel efficiency of motor vehicles by “harvesting” the energy generated by their shock absorbers and feeding it back into batteries or electrical systems such as air conditioning has ... read more

Will Pedestrians Walk Freely in a World of Self-Driving Cars?

Oct. 26, 2016 — Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars are self-driving. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? Self-driving cars are programmed to obey the rules of the road, including waiting for ... read more

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