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New AI technique enhances 3D mapping with 2D cameras for autonomous vehicle navigation

Researchers have developed a new technique that helps artificial intelligence (AI) programs create better maps of three-dimensional (3D) spaces using two-dimensional (2D) images from...

A year after the fatal submersible implosion, just how safe are today’s vessels

Nearly a year after a submersible carrying five passengers imploded en route to the wreckage of the Titanic, another manned deep dive in the...

Scientists improve self-driving car safety: New tools enhance object tracking

Researchers at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) have developed two innovative tools to improve the safety and reliability of self-driving...

New battery tech promises faster charging for electric vehicles

A research team has developed a groundbreaking technology that could make lithium-ion batteries more stable and long-lasting under fast-charging conditions, a crucial step for...

Electric cars: Swappable batteries could be the way to revive flagging sales

The rate of adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in western countries continues to wane. In the UK, EVs' market share of all new cars for...

New projected turn signal enhances road safety with advanced lighting technology

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF have developed a cutting-edge turn signal technology that aims to significantly improve...

What’s in a VIN? How to decode the vehicle identification number, your car’s unique...

Every vehicle built after 1981 has a unique vehicle identification number, or VIN. The location of this string of letters and numbers varies, but it’s...

Electric air taxis are on the way – quiet eVTOLs may be flying passengers...

Imagine a future with nearly silent air taxis flying above traffic jams and navigating between skyscrapers and suburban droneports. Transportation arrives at the touch of...

Electric vehicles are usually safer for their occupants—but not necessarily for everyone else, says...

The future of automobiles is electric, but many people worry about the safety of today's electric vehicles. Public opinion about EV crash safety often hinges...

How electric vehicle drivers can overcome range anxiety

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers often worry about how far they can drive before needing to recharge, a concern known as range anxiety. However, a new...