Automotive

Hackers could use few connected cars to gridlock whole cities

Hackers could gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of self-driving and other connected vehicles. In the year 2026, at rush hour, your...

When you spot one driving hazard, you may be missing another

When people notice one traffic hazard, they are less likely to see a simultaneous second hazard, according to new research from North Carolina State...

How the Volkswagen Beetle sparked America’s art car movement

With a mariachi band playing along, the last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line of a Mexican factory on July 10. Originally created in...

Commercial supersonic aircraft could return to the skies

Flying faster than the speed of sound still sounds futuristic for regular people, more than 15 years after the last commercial supersonic flights ended....

Ride-hailing services may be driving up traffic deaths

A Chicago Booth study finds motor vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents increased about 3 percent with arrival of ride-hailing services. While the era of app-based...

New cars are safer, but women most likely to suffer injury, says study

Cars built in the last decade have been shown to be safer than older models, including in the most common types of crashes -...

Scientists find new way to expand the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries

Electric cars struggle with extreme temperatures, mainly because of impacts on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries. Now, researchers have developed new electrolytes containing...

How many taxis can scan a city?

Fewer than you would think! Just 10 taxis equipped with mobile sensors can survey a third of Manhattan’s streets in a day. The inexpensively collected valuable...
How to get out of a sinking car

Do you know how to get out of a sinking car

Do you know how to get out of a sinking car? The correct answer is SWOC . In a new study, researchers found that this is...
Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Picture the future, where driving is a thing of the past. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...