When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it’s been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there’s a natural gas supply available.
–Georgia Institute of Technology|2017-02-16
–Arizona State University (ASU)|2017-02-14
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed state-of-the-art simulation tools which will help to improve the safety of the latest generation of carbon fibre airplanes, formula one racing cars and future lightweight family cars.
–Queen's University Belfast|2017-01-31
Alcohol use can be found in suicide deaths and unintentional deaths due to injuries such as those from motor vehicle collisions (MVCs). The authors of this study argue that it is important to distinguish between the roles that alcohol may play in the two different types of deaths. Consequently, they compared postmortem toxicology results for alcohol and other drugs, alone and in combination, in suicide and MVC deaths.
–Research Society on Alcoholism|2017-01-27
Earth Day Texas will host the kickoff as part of an inaugural one-day alternative fuel vehicle summit, coordinated by the NAFTC.
–West Virginia University|2017-01-27
In determining how much lead time a driver needs before taking over control of the automation in both critical and noncritical situations, system designers should not limit their focus to average time to respond.
–Human Factors and Ergonomics Society|2017-01-26
Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the nation to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million.The vehicles are being built at the company’s Lancaster plant to roll onto campus for the 2017-18 academic year, joining a hydrogen electric bus to provide more than 2 million pollution-free rides annually.
–University of California, Irvine|2017-01-23
Driverless car expert Tim Chapin, interim dean of the College of Social Science and Public Policy at Florida State University and professor of urban and regional planning, believes that it may finally be time to start taking this technology seriously. Chapin, whose current research interests revolve around how Florida’s demographic trends influence urban patterns and transportation systems in the state, believes that forward thinking tech companies will be agents for dramatic change in an industry that, for decades, has been largely defined by slow and iterative progress.
–Florida State University|2017-01-23
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–University of California, Irvine|2017-01-11
–University of Delaware|2017-01-11
Driving while impaired (DWI) causes more than 10,000 deaths per year in the United States. Although enforcing criminal sanctions for DWI is the traditional response, the success of these measures has been inconsistent. This study looked at risk perceptions as a method of reducing the frequency of DWI - in other words, whether the threat of being apprehended for DWI can deter people from engaging in this behavior.
–Research Society on Alcoholism|2017-01-05
ECS, in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), is requesting proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology.
–The Electrochemical Society|2017-01-04
New research from Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School shows price hikes in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft during peak use times, such as New Year’s Eve, can actually benefit both drivers and consumers.
–Washington University in St. Louis|2016-12-28
SPOKANE, Wash. – The future is now for a dozen Gonzaga University senior engineering students who are gaining hands-on research experience with “connected vehicles.” The technology is expected to form a high-tech communication infrastructure that will enhance traffic safety and improve the effectiveness of driverless cars.
Whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles, the nation’s transportation systems are growing rapidly and present a number of challenges related to safety as well as sustainability. FAU will receive $1.4 million per year from the United States Department of Transportation, for five years, for its Freight Mobility Research Institute, housed within FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.
–Florida Atlantic University|2016-12-14
It is often faster to ride a bicycle through Chicago than to take an Uber or public transportation, find researchers at DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. In a new study, “Policies for Pedaling,” researchers track the relative speed of bicycle travel, analyze the behavior of cyclists and recommend policy changes that would accommodate the growing popularity of cycling on city streets.
The University of Delaware's Yushan Yan believes that fuel-cell vehicles are the way to develop zero-emission vehicles. To make the process cheaper, they're developing alternative technology, the hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell (HEMFC), because of its inherent cost advantages.
–University of Delaware|2016-12-12