Automotive

Your car can be deadly hot

Your car can be deadly hot

A lot can happen at 160 degrees Fahrenheit: Eggs fry, salmonella bacteria dies, and human skin will suffer third-degree burns. If a car is parked...
Car dealers are a major barrier to the spread of electric vehicles

Car dealers are a major barrier to the spread of electric vehicles

A new study has found that car dealerships and sales personnel are a major obstacle to the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) in the...
MIT study helps driverless cars change lanes more like humans do

MIT study helps driverless cars change lanes more like humans do

In the field of self-driving cars, algorithms for controlling lane changes are an important topic of study. But most existing lane-change algorithms have one of...
A heavyweight solution for lighter-weight combat vehicles

A heavyweight solution for lighter-weight combat vehicles

New technique developed by PNNL successfully joins thicker aluminum alloys to steel Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed and successfully tested a novel...
Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat

Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat

MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water’s surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the...
China’s first domestically designed aircraft carrier begins sea trial

China’s first domestically designed aircraft carrier begins sea trial

Tests will focus on reliability, capability of new vessel's propulsion systems China's first domestically designed aircraft carrier set out its maiden sea trial on Sunday...
New research agreement may result in quieter unmanned aircraft

New research agreement may result in quieter unmanned aircraft

A new research agreement between ride-sharing company Uber and the United States Army may result in quieter unmanned aircraft for the future force. The U.S....
How even one automated, connected vehicle can improve safety and save energy in traffic

How even one automated, connected vehicle can improve safety and save energy in traffic

Connected cruise control uses vehicle-to-vehicle communication to let automated vehicles respond to multiple cars at a time in an effort to save energy and...
NASA, Uber to explore safety, efficiency of future urban airspace

NASA, Uber to explore safety, efficiency of future urban airspace

NASA has signed a second space act agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc., to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM)...
Self-driving cars for country roads

Self-driving cars for country roads

Uber's recent self-driving car fatality underscores the fact that the technology is still not ready for widespread adoption. One reason is that there aren't many...