Wednesday 20-Feb-2019

Recent Research

How does car ownership affect income opportunity?

–Arizona State University (ASU)|2019-02-18

The Secret Life of Batteries


Understanding how batteries work is the key to creating the next generation of faster-charing devices. New research from the University of Delaware used X-rays to get a micron-scale movie of how lithium distributes within the electrode while lithium-ion batteries are running.

–University of Delaware|2019-02-18

Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 18, 2019


ORNL neutrons investigate novel carbon capture crystals; gleaning valuable Twitter data to quickly map power outages; ORNL’s lightweight, heat-shielding graphite foam test yields positive results in fusion reactors; open source software scales up analysis of motor designs to run on supercomputers

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2019-02-18

Risk Analysis Releases Special Issue on the Social Science of Automated Driving

Risk Analysis, An International Journal has published a special issue, “Social Science of Automated Driving,” which features several articles examining the human side of automated driving, focusing on questions about morality, the role of feeling, trust and risk perceptions.

–Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)|2019-02-08

New tools in transportation


A new version of the AFLEET Tool from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory calculates and compares the costs and environmental benefits of a broad range of alternative fuel technologies. Covering 18 fuel/vehicle technologies, AFLEET Online offers an easy-to-use web-based platform.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2019-02-01

Stronger, lighter, greener


A new award-winning magnet technology invented at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory could help drive the nation’s transition from gas-powered vehicles to electric and hybrid power more rapidly, at lower cost, and in a more environmentally friendly way.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2019-01-18


Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more than an inconvenience for drivers and highway safety officers.

–Purdue University|2019-01-16

Keeping Roads in Good Shape Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Rutgers-led study finds


Keeping road pavement in good shape saves money and energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, more than offsetting pollution generated during road construction, according to a Rutgers-led study.

–Rutgers University-New Brunswick|2019-01-15

Surge Pricing Can Be Counterproductive, According to GW Economist

–George Washington University|2019-01-10

2D materials may enable electric vehicles to get 500 miles on a single charge

Lithium-air batteries are poised to become the next revolutionary replacement for currently used lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles, cell phones and computers.Lithium-air batteries, which currently are still in the experimental stages of development, can store 10 times more energy than lithium-ion batteries, and they are much lighter.

–University of Illinois at Chicago|2019-01-10

Study Shows Single Atoms Can Make More Efficient Catalysts


Scientists have their first direct, detailed look at how a single atom catalyzes a chemical reaction. The reaction is the same one that strips poisonous carbon monoxide out of car exhaust, and individual atoms of iridium did the job up to 25 times more efficiently than the iridium nanoparticles containing 50 to 100 atoms that are used today.

–SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory|2019-01-07

Best of 2018: Auto industry expert analyzes GM layoffs and plant closings

Expert quoted in NBC news

– Newswise|2018-12-31

New Concrete Paving Machine to Improve the Quality of Roads


In the Russian Federation, the paved road network is growing 7 times less per million people than in the developed countries of Europe and in the USA. Because of the large and frequent defects of the road surface, the average speed of auto transport on Russian roads is 2-3 times slower than in the developed countries.

–South Ural State University|2018-12-10

Paving the way for more efficient hydrogen cars

Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit only water vapor from their tailpipes, offering a cleaner alternative to fossil-fuel-based transportation. But for hydrogen cars to become mainstream, scientists need to develop more efficient hydrogen-storage systems. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Chemistry of Materials have used metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) to set a new record for hydrogen storage capacity under normal operating conditions.

–American Chemical Society (ACS)|2018-12-05

Delivery demand driving pressure on urban freight capacity


More people are living and working in urban areas, increasing demand for deliveries in already congested neighborhoods. An Iowa State University researcher says expects the problem to get worse, especially with more retailers offering same-delivery.

–Iowa State University|2018-12-03

Group Acquires Patent for Retrofit Blind Spot Detection System


A team of Kennesaw State University alumni are aiming to make roadways safer after inventing a blind spot detection system that can be retrofitted to older vehicles.

–Kennesaw State University|2018-11-29

Expert: General Motors Will Have to Prove It’s ‘Impossible’ to Comply with UAW Collective Bargaining Agreement


–West Virginia University|2018-11-28

Relying on SUVs and Pickups is Risky for GM


–University of Alabama|2018-11-27

IU Kelley School expert explains changing market conditions leading up to GM announcement to close plants, lay off 14,000 people


–Indiana University|2018-11-27

GM job cuts a sign of changing driver preferences

–Cornell University|2018-11-27

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