Automotive

This material could make autonomous vehicles to come to market sooner

This material could make autonomous vehicles to come to market sooner

New material has optical properties that could enable better infrared detection for autonomous vehicles and assist firefighters One of the leading challenges for autonomous vehicles...
China develops first water-surface cleaning USV

China develops first water-surface cleaning USV

China develops the first water-surface cleaning Unmanned Surface Vehicle, or USV, according to a recent study by Institute of Intelligent Machines (IIM) of Hefei...
Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities

Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities

The day when cars can talk to each other – and to traffic lights, stop signs, guardrails and even pavement markings – is rapidly...
Artificial intelligence can’t reason why

Artificial intelligence can’t reason why

Computer programs have reached a bewildering point in their long and unsteady journey toward artificial intelligence. They outperform people at tasks we once felt to be...

U.S. Navy submarine a step closer to electric drive

A UConn research team has developed a new 2-D, nanostructured insulator material with highly improved electrical and thermal characteristics, moving the U.S. Navy closer...
Self-driving cars must reduce traffic fatalities by at least 75 percent to stay on the roads

Self-driving cars must reduce traffic fatalities by at least 75 percent to stay on...

The race is on for companies to present their driverless cars to the public, but recent collisions involving autonomous vehicles developed by Uber Technologies...
What are these ‘levels’ of autonomous vehicles

What are these ‘levels’ of autonomous vehicles

As automated and autonomous vehicles become more common on U.S. roads, it’s worth a look at what these machines can – and can’t –...
3D-printed, driverless boats could reduce road traffic

3D-printed, driverless boats could reduce road traffic

The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice — where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges...
Why the electric vehicle revolution will bring problems of its own

Why the electric vehicle revolution will bring problems of its own

After years of being derided as a joke by car manufacturers and the public, interest in electric vehicles has increased sharply as governments around...
To Uber or not

To Uber or not? Why car ownership may no longer be a good deal

Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and...