Automotive

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle in new Stanford study

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle in new Stanford study

If electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, it would virtually eliminate concerns about their range and lower their cost, perhaps making...
Variable speed limits could reduce crashes, ease congestion in highway work zones

Variable speed limits could reduce crashes, ease congestion in highway work zones

As the summer months approach, most people turn to thoughts of sunshine, outdoor barbecues and destination trips. Yet travelers often are greeted by detours, lane...
Future of electric and hybrid vehicles could be changed by instantly rechargeable battery

Future of electric and hybrid vehicles could be changed by instantly rechargeable battery

A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid...
Drone vs. Truck Deliveries: Which Create Less Carbon Pollution?

Drone vs. Truck Deliveries: Which Create Less Carbon Pollution?

Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington...
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests

Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests

An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years...
Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thought

Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thought

A study, published in Nature, has shown that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much...
Consumers are willing to pay $4,900 extra for a self-driving car

Consumers are willing to pay $4,900 extra for a self-driving car

The average consumer would be willing to pay $4,900 more for a car that had self-driving technologies, and $3,500 more for crash avoidance, according...
How to stay awake behind the wheel

How to stay awake behind the wheel

Conservative estimates show that 21 percent of fatal crashes involve drowsy driving. “Drowsy driving can be considered a form of distracted driving,” said one researcher...
People are still pretty jazzed about flying cars

People are still pretty jazzed about flying cars

A new survey finds that two-thirds of Americans say they would like to ride in or operate their own airborne vehicle. Forty-one percent of adult respondents...
Volkswagen's excess emissions will lead to 1,200 premature deaths in Europe

Volkswagen’s excess emissions will lead to 1,200 premature deaths in Europe

In September 2015, the German Volkswagen Group, the world's largest car producer, admitted to having installed "defeat devices" in 11 million diesel cars sold...