Automotive

Next-generation navigation

Next-generation navigation does not need GPS

In a recent study, researchers from the University of California, Riverside develop a highly reliable and accurate navigation system. The system can exploit existing environmental...
driverless cars

The social dilemma of driverless cars

Driverless cars pose a quandary when it comes to safety. These autonomous vehicles are programmed with a set of safety rules, and it is...
Charging lanes for electric vehicles

How to optimize the deployment of charging lanes for electric vehicles

It is well recognized that the deployment of public charging infrastructure plays a critical role in nurturing the electric vehicle (EV) market and promoting...
solar parking lots

Solar parking lots can charge electric vehicles

Renewable energy is seen as the major solution for the increasing electricity demand and environmental sustainability. In the transport sector, the most promising way...
personal-mobility-vehicle

A novel compact 18-speed transmission for personal mobility vehicles

Currently electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric cars are thought to be good solutions for relieving exhaust gases and traffics. However, there are still...
rear end collisions

How car drivers avoid rear-end collisions in different urgent situations

Rear-end collisions are a major cause of car crash. In the US, rear-end collisions account for about 32% of all crashes and 6% of...
electric car

How to use Li-ion batteries safely

More and more people are using electric vehicles and green energy sources (solar, wind or geothermal heat) nowadays. These techniques can help solve the...
solar thermal electrochemical process

Turning greenhouse gas into car batteries: a new technique developed by scientists

Greenhouse gas, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse effect can rise global temperature, cause destructive floods,...
Self driving and connected car

Traffic models for self-driving and connected cars

Vehicles are evolving quickly nowadays. For example, a self-driving car can detect surroundings with various techniques like radar, GPS, lidar, and computer vision. The car...
Driving

How to quantify long term driver discomfort

When you select a new car, it’s easy to see its appearance in the showroom. But it is hard to know how comfortable to...