Automotive

Scientists develop novel high-energy-density lithium metal battery

Scientists have developed an electrolyte engineering strategy for lithium (Li) metal batteries. The new method realized pouch cells with a high energy density of 430...

Switch to electric vehicles is the best option for cleaner road transport, study finds

The widespread adoption of battery electric vehicles offers the greatest energy efficiency and potential for CO2 reduction, new analysis by Cambridge engineers has shown. But...

Hydrogen gas-fueled airships could spur development in remote communities

What do tomatoes, hemp and hydrogen gas have in common? Only one thing: they were all victims of misinformation that banned their use. Harmless products that...

How to get more electric cars on the road

A new study from researchers at MIT uncovers the kinds of infrastructure improvements that would make the biggest difference in increasing the number of...

Fluorine may replace lithium for rechargeable batteries

Fluorine, a relatively abundant and light element, may serve as an alternative to lithium in rechargeable batteries, a new study shows. With increased use of...

How automated vehicles can impede driver performance, and what to do about it

As cars keep getting smarter, automation is taking many tricky tasks —from parallel parking to backing up —out of drivers' hands. Now, a University of...

New radar helps self-driving cars navigate safely in bad weather

A new kind of radar could make it possible for self-driving cars to navigate safely in bad weather. Electrical engineers at the University of California...

Scientists hack electric vehicle charging to reveal cybersecurity vulnerabilities

The in-dash display on an electric vehicle indicates “Not Able to Charge.” Cyber security researchers used a man-in-the-middle device to prevent the electric vehicle...

Smart cruise control helps drivers make better decisions

Vehicle manufacturers offer smart features such as lane and braking assist to aid drivers in hazardous situations when human reflexes may not be fast...

Scientists find new battery failure mechanism for electric vehicles

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries - a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery lifespan. The...