Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.
–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2018-10-19
With self-driving cars poised to revolutionize America’s roadways and vehicle safety, top safety experts are calling upon developers of autonomous or self-driving vehicles to take immediate action to protect the safety of child passengers.
–Safe Kids Worldwide|2018-10-18
As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress press for removing safety regulations in order to fast-track the introduction of highly automated vehicles, human factors/ergonomics experts recommend requiring important testing and driver support. A newly released statement from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) shows how to make autonomous vehicles safer.
–Human Factors and Ergonomics Society|2018-10-16
Sandia National Laboratories is helping design the next generation of hydrogen fueling stations so that they're as safe as conventional gas stations.
–Sandia National Laboratories|2018-10-15
Adopting benchmarks similar to the fuel-efficiency standards used by the auto industry in the production of fertilizer could yield $5-8 billion in economic benefits for the U.S. corn sector alone, researchers have concluded in a new analysis.
–New York University|2018-10-15
Researchers from Missouri S&T and three private companies will combine their expertise to create charging stations for electric vehicles that could charge a car in less than 10 minutes – matching the time it takes to fill up a conventional vehicle with gasoline.“The big problem with electric vehicles is range, and it’s not so much range as range anxiety.
–Missouri University of Science and Technology|2018-10-11
A new study, “How should autonomous cars drive? A preference for defaults in moral judgments under risk and uncertainty,” published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal addressed this challenge by asking the public what they believed would be the most morally and ethically sound behavior for an autonomous vehicle (AV) faced with an oncoming collision. Even a perfectly functioning AV will not be able to avoid every collision and in some situations, every option will result in some type of crash.
–Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)|2018-10-09
Using machine learning techniques, American University Computer Science Professor Nathalie Japkowicz and her colleagues designed a way to detect unusual activity in a car’s computer system. Unusual activity could signal a cyberattack.
Argonne recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expanded Cell Analysis, Modeling and Prototyping (CAMP) facility.
–Argonne National Laboratory|2018-10-05
The University of Minnesota has received a $1.75 million grant over three years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study autonomous vehicles as part of the NSF's Smart & Connected Communities grant program.
–University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering|2018-10-05
A new electric vehicle fast charger is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and wastes 60 percent less power during the charging process, without sacrificing the charging time.
–North Carolina State University|2018-10-03
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
–Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)|2018-08-03
Michelle Fanucchi, Ph.D., is a public health expert who specializes in air and water pollution.
–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2018-08-02
Chemical engineers are using the summer staple in testing methods to improve efficiency of diesel engines.
–University of Notre Dame|2018-07-26
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.
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