Sunday 23-Sep-2018

Recent Research

Self-Heating, Fast-Charging Battery Makes Electric Vehicles Climate-Immune


Californians do not purchase electric vehicles because they are cool, they buy EVs because they live in a warm climate. Conventional lithium-ion batteries cannot be rapidly charged at temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit

–Penn State Materials Research Institute|2018-08-23

Expert Can Speak to the Media About Competition and Innovation in Automotive Markets in Light of the Proposed Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards


–Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)|2018-08-03

More Than a Climate Issue: American Auto Industry May Lose Competitive Edge with Lower Emissions Standards

–Cornell University|2018-08-02

Trump Administration to Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards--Tufts Public Health Expert on Air Pollution and Health Impact

–Tufts University|2018-08-02

Air Pollution Expert Available to Discuss the Impact of Rolling Back the Fuel Economy Mandate


Michelle Fanucchi, Ph.D., is a public health expert who specializes in air and water pollution.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2018-08-02

Engineers Use Tiki Torches in Study of Soot, Diesel Filters


Chemical engineers are using the summer staple in testing methods to improve efficiency of diesel engines.

–University of Notre Dame|2018-07-26

American Companies Dominate 2018 Kogod Made in America Auto Index as Tariff Concerns Loom

As tariffs and trade wars engulf business headlines, American auto companies continue to manufacture the majority of their cars in the USA, according to the 2018 Kogod Made in America Auto Index.

–American University|2018-07-24

UNLV, GOED, and Fraunhofer Team Up to Position Las Vegas as Autonomous Mobility Leader

The three organizations will collaborate to research and develop new autonomous transportation solutions for Southern Nevada.

–University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)|2018-07-23

Feeding Plants to This Algae Could Fuel Your Car


The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as switchgrass, for improved cell growth and lipid productivity, useful for boosting the algae’s potential value as a biofuel.

–Los Alamos National Laboratory|2018-07-17

Emergency Injuries Soar as Scooter Riders Take Over Sidewalks


Motorized scooters are making quite the splash in pedestrian-heavy cities from Santa Monica, California, to Washington, D.C. They’re ubiquitous, inexpensive to rent, easy to unload and fun.They’re also dangerous, leaving behind a trail of injured riders and pedestrians, according to a Cedars-Sinai emergency physician.

–Cedars-Sinai |2018-07-16

Sodium- and Potassium-based Batteries Hold Promise for Cheap Energy Storage


Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found new evidence suggesting that batteries based on sodium and potassium hold promise as a potential alternative to lithium-based batteries.

–Georgia Institute of Technology|2018-06-19

Realization of high-performance magnetic sensors due to magnetic vortex structures


Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry or in biomedical applications. Within the framework of the Christian Doppler Laboratory "Advanced Magnetic Sensing and Materials" headed by Dieter Süss novel magnetic sensors have been realized that surpass conventional technologies in performance and accuracy in a cooperation between the University of Vienna, the Danube University Krems and Infineon AG. The researchers present the new development in the latest issue of the journal "Nature Electronics".

–University of Vienna|2018-06-14

Carlex Glass America licenses ORNL superhydrophobic coatings for automotive applications


Carlex Glass America LLC has exclusively licensed optically clear, superhydrophobic coating technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory aimed initially at advancing glass products for the automotive sector.

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2018-06-13

Researchers Challenge the “Levels of Automation” Framework in Automated Vehicles

The widespread push by car, truck, and drone makers toward increasingly automated vehicles has moved faster than technology and faster than legislation.

–Human Factors and Ergonomics Society|2018-06-08

Checking the Global Pulse for Electric Vehicles


A team of Argonne researchers has reviewed 40 automotive market diffusion models from 16 countries to help determine how many plug-in electric vehicles consumers will buy over the next few decades.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2018-05-25

Self-Driving Cars: WFU Engineering Students Kick the Tires on Safety and Ethics


The future of self-driving cars seemed all but inevitable — until a fatal crash in Arizona last month prompted tech companies, automakers and lawmakers to pump the brakes.

–Wake Forest University|2018-05-02

How Do You Get Teens to Stop Cellphone Use While Driving? Survey Says, Show Them The Money

Teens who admit to texting while driving may be convinced to reduce risky cellphone use behind the wheel when presented with financial incentives such as auto-insurance apps that monitor driving behavior, according to a new survey conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). However, while more than 90 percent of teens surveyed said they were willing to give up sending or reading text messages, almost half indicated that they would want to retain some control over phone functions such as music and navigation.

–Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |2018-04-23

CMI Expands Research in Tech Metals as Rapid Growth in Electric Vehicles Drives Demand for Lithium, Cobalt


As increasing consumer interest in electric vehicles drives the demand for supplies of lithium and cobalt (ingredients in lithium-ion batteries), the Critical Materials Institute will begin new efforts this July to maximize the efficient processing, use, and recycling of those elements.

–Ames Laboratory|2018-04-11

Long-Overdue VW Shakeup Is First Step to Tune Up

–Cornell University|2018-04-10

After Uber, Tesla Incidents, Can Artificial Intelligence Be Trusted?

Given the choice of riding in an Uber driven by a human or a self-driving version, which would you choose? Following last month’s fatal crash of a self-driving Uber that took the life of a woman in Tempe, Arizona, and the recent death of a test-driver of a semi-autonomous vehicle being developed by Tesla, peoples’ trust in the technology behind autonomous vehicles may also have taken a hit.

–Missouri University of Science and Technology|2018-04-10

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