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May 1, 2016

Machines Can Learn to Respond to New Situations Like Human Beings Would

Apr. 28, 2016 — How does the image-recognition technology in a self-driving car respond to a blurred shape suddenly appearing on the road? Researchers have shown that machines can learn to respond to unfamiliar ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Unmanned ships have received relatively little media attention compared to aerial drones and self-driving cars. Researchers in Korea have been developing technologies to enable and facilitate the ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Researchers have developed an innovative unmanned aerial vehicle that can stay on station beneath the water, then launch into the air to perform a variety of ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Imagine a scenario where sensor-laden vehicles pass through intersections by communicating with each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic lights. A newly published study claims this kind ... read more

Public Transport, Walking and Cycling to Work Are All Associated With Reductions in Body Fat for Adults in Mid-Life

Mar. 16, 2016 — Adults who commute to work via cycling or walking have lower body fat percentage and body mass index measures in mid-life compared to adults who commute via car, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Hype followed by disappointment: That's been the general pattern over the past few decades when an alternative fuel is presented to the public. It's a fuel du jour phenomenon, from methanol ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — A new materials recipe has been developed for a battery-like hydrogen fuel cell that shields the nanocrystals from oxygen, moisture and contaminants while pushing its performance forward in key ... read more

New Report Recommends Research to Improve Understanding of Relationship Between Fatigue and Crash Risk

Mar. 10, 2016 — Insufficient sleep can decrease a commercial motor vehicle driver's level of alertness, which may increase the risk of a crash, yet little is known about effective ways to minimize that risk, ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Researchers have determined the most climate-friendly use of natural gas is replacement of existing coal-fired power plants and fuel-oil furnaces rather than burning it in cars and ... read more

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Mar. 2, 2016 — Intelligent transportation systems enable people to make smart travel choices, whether it's selecting an alternate route to avoid a minor traffic backup or figuring out the safest evacuation ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Scientists have worked out a way to make electric vehicles not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the lithium-ion batteries can be replaced ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — According to statistics, the majority of accidents occur at dusk or at night – poor visibility is often the trigger. Intelligent headlights adapt to the current traffic situation, and can be a ... read more

Jet Engines to Become Cleaner in Future

Feb. 26, 2016 — New research is working toward a new way to measure emissions of fine particulate matter from aircraft engines, and scientists are hoping to develop a preliminary standard governing the emission of ... read more

Who(what)'s Driving and When?

Feb. 26, 2016 — Researchers are working to advance the state of knowledge about human factors aspects of autonomous passenger vehicles, including an assessment of the level of drivers' trust in the autonomous ... read more

Driverless Cars Could Increase Reliance on Roads

Feb. 26, 2016 — Driverless vehicles could intensify car use, reducing or even eliminating promised energy savings and environmental benefits, a new study has ... read more

Carbon Tax Needed to Cut Fossil Fuel Consumption

Feb. 24, 2016 — Technology-driven cost reductions in fossil fuels will lead us to continue using all the oil, gas, and coal we can, unless governments pass new taxes on carbon emissions, says one ... read more

Charging Electric Vehicles at Night Can Cause More Harm Than Good, Says Study

Feb. 22, 2016 — While charging electric vehicles at night is more cost-effective, it increases air emissions, new research ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — Emissions from the transport sector can be drastically reduced with more streamlined trucks. Researchers have calculated, and have had built an initial version of the transport vehicle of the ... read more

Electric-Car Battery Materials Could Harm Key Soil Bacteria

Feb. 10, 2016 — The growing popularity of battery-powered cars could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not entirely Earth friendly. Problems can creep in when these batteries are disposed of. ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood-based carbon fiber -- a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other ... read more

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