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Thursday 23-Mar-2017

Recent Research

Study Confirms Motorists Less Likely to Stop for Black Pedestrians

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The research may help explain why people of color are disproportionately affected by fatal pedestrian crashes.

–University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)|2017-03-16

UAB Professor Uses Latest Virtual Reality Technology to Improve Access to Pedestrian Safety Education

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A new mobile virtual reality system helps children learn to cross streets safely.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2017-03-16

450 Charging Stations Not Enough to Jump Start New York’s Electric Car Movement

–Cornell University|2017-03-16

A New World for Wireless Communication, Parachute Design, Flipping Magnetic Memory Cells, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

– Newswise|2017-03-13

Thinking Outside the Power Box: Matthias Preindl Takes Converters Virtual

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Professor Matthias Preindl recently won an NSF CAREER grant to support his work reimagining how power converter technology operates. Inspired by virtualization that has become common in computer science, Preindl is designing virtual power converter systems with interchangeable converter modules and a software layer that controls the converter function. The result should increase reliability and speed up onboard charging for electric vehicles and cut costs.

–Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science|2017-03-13

Virginia Tech Expert Says Rolling Back Emission Standards for Automobile Companies Will Impact Future Production of Electric Cars, Harm the Environment

–Virginia Tech|2017-03-08

Standards on Car Emissions Hurt Industry, but Help Communities

–Cornell University|2017-03-06

UVA, Virginia Tech Seek Ways to Assist Drivers with Autism

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The University of Virginia Health System is teaming up with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to study novice drivers with autism to determine if they would benefit from specialized training to help them become better, safer drivers and feel more comfortable behind the wheel. Researchers will use a high-tech driving simulator and on-road driving to compare the driving performance of novice drivers with autism with those of novice drivers without autism.

–University of Virginia Health System|2017-02-28

Self-Driving Vehicle Development Needs a Moral GPS, Says University of Delaware Researcher

–University of Delaware|2017-02-22

Four-Stroke Engine Cycle Produces Hydrogen from Methane and Captures CO2

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When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it’s been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there’s a natural gas supply available.

–Georgia Institute of Technology|2017-02-16

ASU Expert Available to Speak on Federal Policy for Self-Driving Cars

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–Arizona State University (ASU)|2017-02-14

Queen’s University Belfast Expert Leads International Study to Improve Safety of Carbon Fibre Aircraft and Vehicles

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Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed state-of-the-art simulation tools which will help to improve the safety of the latest generation of carbon fibre airplanes, formula one racing cars and future lightweight family cars.

–Queen's University Belfast|2017-01-31

Combined Use of Alcohol and Cocaine May Play a Unique Role in Suicide Risk

Alcohol use can be found in suicide deaths and unintentional deaths due to injuries such as those from motor vehicle collisions (MVCs). The authors of this study argue that it is important to distinguish between the roles that alcohol may play in the two different types of deaths. Consequently, they compared postmortem toxicology results for alcohol and other drugs, alone and in combination, in suicide and MVC deaths.

–Research Society on Alcoholism|2017-01-27

WVU’s Alternative Fuels Program Joins Efforts with Earth Day TX to Conduct Odyssey Kickoff Event and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Summit

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Earth Day Texas will host the kickoff as part of an inaugural one-day alternative fuel vehicle summit, coordinated by the NAFTC.

–West Virginia University|2017-01-27

Over to You, Automation

In determining how much lead time a driver needs before taking over control of the automation in both critical and noncritical situations, system designers should not limit their focus to average time to respond.

–Human Factors and Ergonomics Society|2017-01-26

Prepare for Self-Driving Cars or Become Obsolete

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–Northwestern University|2017-01-25

Automakers Want Tax Credits, Not a Trade War

–Cornell University|2017-01-24

Big Wheels in Motion

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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the nation to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million.The vehicles are being built at the company’s Lancaster plant to roll onto campus for the 2017-18 academic year, joining a hydrogen electric bus to provide more than 2 million pollution-free rides annually.

–University of California, Irvine|2017-01-23

The Future Is Now for Robot Cars

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Driverless car expert Tim Chapin, interim dean of the College of Social Science and Public Policy at Florida State University and professor of urban and regional planning, believes that it may finally be time to start taking this technology seriously. Chapin, whose current research interests revolve around how Florida’s demographic trends influence urban patterns and transportation systems in the state, believes that forward thinking tech companies will be agents for dramatic change in an industry that, for decades, has been largely defined by slow and iterative progress.

–Florida State University|2017-01-23

A Quark Like No Other, Biophysics Plays Key Role in Immune System Signaling and Response, ALMA Reveals Sun in New Light, and MORE in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

Click here to go directly to the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP.

– Newswise|2017-01-20

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