Automotive

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...

Scientists develop new long-lasting, stable solid-state lithium battery

Long-lasting, quick-charging batteries are essential to the expansion of the electric vehicle market, but today's lithium-ion batteries fall short of what's needed. They're too heavy,...

New optical sensors make hydrogen vehicles safer

Hydrogen as a clean, renewable alternative to fossil fuels is part of a sustainable-energy future, and very much already here. However, lingering concerns about flammability...

How to keep automated electric vehicles safe

Having your social media account hacked is a pain. Having your credit card account hacked can be devastating. Having your new electric vehicle hacked could...

Autonomous vehicles could navigate beneath Arctic ice without GPS

MIT engineers have developed a navigational method for autonomous vehicles to navigate accurately in the Arctic Ocean without GPS. There is a lot of activity...

Electric cars could make the roads safer – here’s how

Electric cars have the potential to help in our fight against climate disaster. For example, if all cars in the UK were electric, the country's...

Fuel efficiency of one car may be cancelled by your next car purchase

In a recent study, researchers find that consumers tend to buy something less fuel efficient than they normally would for their second car after...

What might sheep and driverless cars have in common?

Psychologists have long found that people behave differently than when they learn of peers' actions. A new study found that when individuals in an experiment...