Tuesday 21-Nov-2017

Recent Research

New Device Boosts Road Time for Tesla, Leaf Drivers


Both batteries could work about 50 percent longer with a device provisionally patented by Vanderbilt University engineers.

–Vanderbilt University|2017-11-20

Tesla’s Electric ‘Semi Truck’ Signals Future, but Risks Straining Company Resources

–Cornell University|2017-11-16

Uber's Flying Taxis: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Prof Can Speak to the Media About Uber's Big Plans

–Case Western Reserve University|2017-11-08

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities


Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

– Newswise|2017-11-08

Closing the Gap: Argonne, Partners Putting Charge Into EV Battery Technology


Argonne researchers are partnering with Idaho National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory to identify and fill gaps hindering the commercialization of extreme fast charging — for electric vehicles that can be charged in minutes instead of hours.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2017-11-07

Improving Fuel Economy, High School Scientists, Highly Sensitive Sensors, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

– Newswise|2017-11-03

Partnership Lays Groundwork for Self-Driving Vehicles

Advanced technology used to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation.

–University of Alabama|2017-10-25

Sandia Researchers Use Direct Numerical Simulations to Enhance Combustion Efficiency and Reduce Pollution in Diesel Engines


A “cool flame” may sound contradictory, but it’s an important element of diesel combustion — one that, once properly understood, could enable better engine designs with higher efficiency and fewer emissions.

–Sandia National Laboratories|2017-10-12

In Push Towards Electric Cars, Batteries and Fuel Cells Both in the Mix

–Cornell University|2017-10-09

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2017


A method developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory could protect connected and autonomous vehicles from possible network intrusion. A new ORNL technique makes ultrafast measurements using atomic force microscopy.

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2017-10-05

Caution Ahead: The Growing Challenge for Drivers’ Attention


Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study by University of Utah researchers. The study, led by psychology professor David L. Strayer, found In-Vehicle Information Systems take drivers’ attention off the road for too long to be safe.

–University of Utah|2017-10-05

Impacts of Ride-Hailing on Crashes Differ from City to City

Ride-hailing services reduce drunk-driving crashes in some cities, reports a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this month in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The research is the first to look at the specific effects of ride-hailing, or “ride-sharing,” within specific cities, rather than averaging data across multiple cities.

–Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |2017-10-04

Electric Cars May Up Demand for Power, but Renewables Are Poised to Benefit

–Cornell University|2017-10-03

GM Wind Investment Signals Renewable’s Strong Future in Auto Industry

–Cornell University|2017-09-22

Tulane Receives Grant to Reduce Auto Emissions


Members of Tulane University’s Shantz Lab will work with industrial scientists to assist in the development of next-generation materials designed to reduce harmful automotive emissions. The three-year old lab and its group of students have received a grant and equipment resources from SACHEM, Inc., a chemical science company.

–Tulane University|2017-09-19

WVU Research Gives Self-Driving Vehicles a Boost


While the future of vehicles may be driverless, West Virginia University is steering the technology in the right direction. WVU’s researchers are working to improve vehicle and smart infrastructure technology that underpins their development and their benefit to communities in areas such as safety, energy, traffic, economic opportunity and more.

–West Virginia University|2017-09-19

Team PrISUm Steps Up to World Stage, Prepares to Race Across Australian Outback


Team PrISUm is preparing to take its "Solar Utility Vehicle" on a 1,900-mile race across the Outback of Australia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is Oct. 8-15. Iowa State's student-engineers think they've built a car that can comfortably make that journey.

–Iowa State University|2017-09-15

Self-Driving Cars Will Ensure Safety and Optimize Future Transportation Infrastructure, Says Virginia Tech Expert

–Virginia Tech|2017-09-06

To Reform Its Image, Uber Ends Privacy-Invasive App Feature

–Cornell University|2017-08-29

Study: Gaps Widen in the Intercity Bus and Rail System, Forcing More to Drive


For nearly a decade, the rollout of new express bus and train service made it easier for Americans to put down their car keys and hop on a bus or train for intercity travel. But declining gas prices and fewer public transportation options are forcing travelers back behind the wheel, according to DePaul University researchers. A new study from the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development shows that the country’s push for a balanced transportation system has hit the brakes.

–DePaul University|2017-08-23

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