Automotive

Space robot technology helps self-driving cars and drones on Earth

Space robot technology helps self-driving cars and drones on Earth

The key to making fleets of self-driving cars and grocery delivery by drones might be found in an unlikely source: autonomous space robots. Marco Pavone,...
Mars Rover Concept Vehicle

NASA’s new Mars rover concept vehicle

When it comes time to explore Mars with crewed missions, a number of challenges will present themselves. Aside from the dangers that come with long-duration...
With wireless charging, electric cars could drive forever

With wireless charging, electric cars could drive forever

Scientists have found a way to wirelessly transmit electricity to a nearby moving object. The method may have applications in transportation, medical devices, and more. If...
Printed sensor can monitor tire wear in real time

Printed sensor can monitor tire wear in real time

Electrical engineers at Duke University have invented an inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tires in real time, warning drivers...
Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle in new Stanford study

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle in new Stanford study

If electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, it would virtually eliminate concerns about their range and lower their cost, perhaps making...
Variable speed limits could reduce crashes, ease congestion in highway work zones

Variable speed limits could reduce crashes, ease congestion in highway work zones

As the summer months approach, most people turn to thoughts of sunshine, outdoor barbecues and destination trips. Yet travelers often are greeted by detours, lane...
Future of electric and hybrid vehicles could be changed by instantly rechargeable battery

Future of electric and hybrid vehicles could be changed by instantly rechargeable battery

A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid...
Drone vs. Truck Deliveries: Which Create Less Carbon Pollution?

Drone vs. Truck Deliveries: Which Create Less Carbon Pollution?

Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington...
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests

Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests

An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years...
Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thought

Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thought

A study, published in Nature, has shown that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much...