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Fluorine may replace lithium for rechargeable batteries

Fluorine, a relatively abundant and light element, may serve as an alternative to lithium in rechargeable batteries, a new study shows. With increased use of...

How automated vehicles can impede driver performance, and what to do about it

As cars keep getting smarter, automation is taking many tricky tasks —from parallel parking to backing up —out of drivers' hands. Now, a University of...

New radar helps self-driving cars navigate safely in bad weather

A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. Electrical engineers at the University of California...

Scientists hack electric vehicle charging to reveal cybersecurity vulnerabilities

The in-dash display on an electric vehicle indicates “Not Able to Charge.” Cyber security researchers used a man-in-the-middle device to prevent the electric vehicle...

Smart cruise control helps drivers make better decisions

Vehicle manufacturers offer smart features such as lane and braking assist to aid drivers in hazardous situations when human reflexes may not be fast...

Scientists find new battery failure mechanism for electric vehicles

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries - a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery lifespan. The...

Hydrogen vehicles might soon become the global norm

Roughly one billion cars and trucks zoom about the world's roadways. Only a few run on hydrogen. This could change after a breakthrough achieved by...

New tech helps autonomous vehicles better detect nearby fast-moving objects

A self-driving car has a hard time recognizing the difference between a toddler and a brown bag that suddenly appears into view because of...

Uber or Lyft electric car swap could save 3 times more carbon than yours

Replacing a gas-powered ride-hailing vehicle with an electric vehicle can deliver three times the carbon benefits of a personally owned electric car, according to...

New battery design could extend the range of electric cars

A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of battery-powered electric vehicles. In a study published...