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Newswise: AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road

Article ID: 718779

AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road

Argonne National Laboratory

Researchers at Argonne are developing the deep learning framework MaLTESE (Machine Learning Tool for Engine Simulations and Experiments) to meet ever-increasing demands to deliver better engine performance, fuel economy and reduced emissions.

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12-Sep-2019 11:10 AM EDT
Newswise: It’s Not About Self-driving Cars, It’s About More People in Fewer Vehicles

Article ID: 718665

It’s Not About Self-driving Cars, It’s About More People in Fewer Vehicles

Florida Atlantic University

It now appears that pooled-ride services like car-pooling, public transit, and ride-splitting are much more important than self-driving cars and automation for sustainability and reducing traffic congestion. The idea is simple: put more people in fewer vehicles. Even modest levels of ride-pooling can result in significant energy savings. Increasing vehicle occupancy, especially during peak times, also can significantly reduce traffic congestion. These systems don’t require self-driving vehicles but simply centralized fleet coordination, which is achievable with today’s technologies.

Released:
10-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718230

Airline Water Study 2019

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center / DietDetective.com

A 2019 Airline Water Study released by DietDetective.com and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center reveals that the quality of drinking water varies by airline, and many airlines have possibly provided passengers with unhealthy water.

Released:
10-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Demand is always higher at the holidays,so find a good price and book early

Article ID: 718656

Airline Quality Rating Holiday Travel Forecast: Demand is always higher at the holidays,so find a good price and book early

Wichita State University

Wichita State's Dean Headley, co-author of the Airline Quality Rating, says travelers should book their holiday air travel early this year.

Released:
9-Sep-2019 12:20 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: UIC Urban Forum to explore the growth, potential impact and future of autonomous vehicles

Article ID: 718254

UIC Urban Forum to explore the growth, potential impact and future of autonomous vehicles

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s 2019 Urban Forum, titled "Are we there yet? The myths and realities of autonomous vehicles," will examine the questions and uncertainties surrounding not only the societal and legislative impact of autonomous vehicles, but also the technological advances needed for these vehicles to proliferate.

Released:
29-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 717714

Measuring Motion Sickness in Driverless Cars

University of Michigan

Carsickness incidence could increase if we all become passengers, but new research aims to help address that.

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20-Aug-2019 10:35 AM EDT

Article ID: 717405

Cars Can Quickly Turn Into an Oven, Even on Cool Days

UW Medicine

You don't think it could happen to you, but the stories in the news show it can. Nearly 40 children die every year from being left in a parked car, and a majority of them are parents just forgetting their child was in the car. Dr. Brian Johnston, chief of pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center, says temperatures can rise quickly in minutes if a car is sitting in the sun, even if it's only 70 or 80 degrees outside. A simple way to remind yourself to look in the backseat before getting out is to leave your cell phone there.

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13-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Snapshot: S&T, Israel Tackle Cargo Shipping Security

Article ID: 717016

Snapshot: S&T, Israel Tackle Cargo Shipping Security

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Securing the global supply chain, while ensuring its smooth functioning, is essential to U.S. national security. S&T and Israel’s Ministry of Public Security teamed up to tackle that issue through the Low Cost Disposable Electronic Seals Pilot.

Released:
6-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 716887

Shared E-scooters aren't always as green as other transport options

North Carolina State University

People think of electric scooters, or e-scooters, as environmentally friendly ways to get around town. But a new study from North Carolina State University finds it's not that simple: shared e-scooters may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options.

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2-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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