Automotive

New strategy, new culture: Mercedes-Benz Vans at CES in Las Vegas for the first...

Mercedes-Benz Vans exhibits for the first time at this year's CES in Las Vegas. The presence at the Consumer Electronics Show underpins Mercedes-Benz Vans' transformation...
What drives decisions by autonomous vehicles in dire situations

What drives decisions by autonomous vehicles in dire situations?

Despite dramatic reductions in accident-related fatalities, injuries and damages, as well as significant improvements in transportation efficiency and safety, consumers aren't as excited about...
Autonomous trucks that drive in packs could save time and fuel, says MIT study

Autonomous trucks that drive in packs could save time and fuel, says MIT study

As driverless cars merge into our transportation system in the coming years, some researchers believe autonomous vehicles may save fuel by trailing each other...
Mercedes-Benz delivers integration of the Google Assistant

Mercedes-Benz delivers integration of the Google Assistant

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Mercedes-Benz today announced the integration of the Google Assistant on Google Home. Google Home, a voice-activated personal assistant, makes it possible to...
Autonomous Swarmboats

Autonomous Swarmboats: New missions, safe harbors

Autonomous unmanned swarming boats were put through their paces in a recent demonstration in the lower Chesapeake Bay--with results that show dramatic new possibilities...
Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost

It’s basic: Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost

The pathway to zero-emission vehicles has taken two forks, one toward battery electric cars like the Tesla and the other toward fuel-cell-powered automobiles like...
road rage

Nearly 80% of drivers express significant anger, aggression or road rage

Nearly 80% of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a...
experimental-vehicle

Taking back control of an autonomous car affects human steering behavior

There you are, cruising down the freeway, listening to some tunes and enjoying the view as your autonomous car zips and swerves through traffic. Then...
Plug-in electric vehicles

Plug-in electric vehicles: A consumer wish list

A national survey of consumer attitudes towards plug-in electric vehicles suggests that people would prefer control to convenience in many charging scenarios, and also...
Remote and autonomous ships

Rolls-Royce and VTT form a strategic partnership to develop smart ships

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote...