Automotive

This simple trick keeps pollution out of your car

This simple trick keeps pollution out of your car

After conducting a new research approach using actual commutes, engineers discovered a simple shift can reduce the health risks of air pollution on the...
Self-driving cars are coming – but are we ready

Self-driving cars are coming – but are we ready?

It’s been 60 years since the cover of Popular Mechanics magazine gave us the promise of flying cars. But our personal mobility options remain, today...
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...
What went wrong with the F-35, Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter

What went wrong with the F-35, Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter?

The F-35 was billed as a fighter jet that could do almost everything the U.S. military desired, serving the Air Force, Marine Corps and...
Electric cars can power buildings from the parking lot

Electric cars can power buildings from the parking lot

Using energy stored in the batteries of electric vehicles to power large buildings not only provides electricity for the building, but also increases the...
Stronger, lighter steel could soon end up in cars

Stronger, lighter steel could soon end up in cars

A new method makes it possible to create high-strength, lightweight steel on an industrial scale, potentially making way for its use in vehicles. Researchers have developed...
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,...
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...