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Why fast charging reduces the capacity of a car battery

When lithium ions are forced rapidly through a battery, they might get stuck and turn into lithium metal, no longer able to move through...

Deadly auto crashes more likely during pandemic lockdown, shows study

With fewer people on the road during the early days of the pandemic, more drivers were speeding and driving recklessly, resulting in more crashes...

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns – but probably not the ones you...

Elon Musk announced a humanoid robot designed to help with those repetitive, boring tasks people hate doing. Musk suggested it could run to the grocery...

Self-driving cars could learn to drive by mimicking others, shows study

Researchers develop new machine learning algorithm that teaches cars to self-drive by observing other traffic. Self-driving cars are powered by machine learning algorithms that require...

Scientists convert tamarind shells into energy source for vehicles

Shells of tamarind, a tropical fruit consumed worldwide, are discarded during food production. As they are bulky, tamarind shells take up a considerable amount of...

New heavy vehicle design increases fuel efficiency, cuts carbon emissions

Reshaping the exterior of heavy vehicles, such as semitrucks, so that they are aerodynamically integrated along their entire length in a smooth, continuous fashion...

Key questions about next-gen electric vehicle batteries

The next generation of electric vehicle batteries, with greater range and improved safety, could be emerging in the form of lithium metal, solid-state technology. But...

AI sensors could help self-driving cars navigate in the snow

Nobody likes driving in a blizzard, including autonomous vehicles. To make self-driving cars safer on snowy roads, engineers look at the problem from the car's...

Hacking and loss of driving skills are major consumer concerns for self-driving cars, shows...

A new study from the University of Kent, Toulouse Business School, ESSCA School of Management (Paris) and ESADE Business School (Spain) has revealed the...

New ultra-sensitive light detector gives self-driving device a jolt

Realizing the potential of self-driving cars hinges on technology that can quickly sense and react to obstacles and other vehicles in real time. Engineers from...