Sunday 30-Apr-2017

Recent Research

Caught in the Act

As of October 2017, newly launched car models will have to pass more stringent exhaust gas tests in the EU and in Switzerland. The new test method includes measuring drives in actual traf-fic. Empa already tested currently available cars with the new method – with alarming results.

–Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology|2017-04-26

3 Small Energy Firms to Collaborate with PNNL


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is collaborating with three small businesses to address technical challenges concerning hydrogen for fuel cell cars, bio-coal and nanomaterial manufacturing.

–Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|2017-04-24

Utrafast Imaging, Smallest Transistor, Electronic Cyclones, Sensor-Filled Glove, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

– Newswise|2017-04-24

Survey: Nearly 60 Percent of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving


With April designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness month, a team of researchers at the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has released survey results describing the habits of senior drivers in California.

–University of California San Diego Health|2017-04-21

Nation’s Largest Clean Vehicle Awareness Event by WVU Joins World’s Largest Earth Day Event in Dallas


The National Odyssey Kickoff Event is set to take place during Earth Day Texas on April 20.

–West Virginia University|2017-04-19

Forcing a U-Turn on Tips Reverses Uber’s NYC Gains

–Cornell University|2017-04-19

ATV-Related Injuries in Children Remain Large Public Health Problem

All-terrain vehicle-related injuries remain a large public health problem in this country, with children more adversely affected than adults. According to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the major risk factors for young riders also are entirely preventable.

–Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center|2017-04-14

Ho-Hum Hybrid Myth Shattered by New Gas-Electric Police Car

–Cornell University|2017-04-10

Plan to Reduce Air Pollution Chokes in Mexico City

In 2008, Mexico City added driving restrictions on Saturdays in hopes of moving the needle but according to new research by Lucas W. Davis, an associate professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, extending the program one more day also isn’t working.

–University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business|2017-03-30

Study Finds Parents’ Perceptions Play Key Role in Teens’ Driving Preparedness


Overall, parents believe their teens are safer than other drivers.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2017-03-24

Study Confirms Motorists Less Likely to Stop for Black Pedestrians


The research may help explain why people of color are disproportionately affected by fatal pedestrian crashes.

–University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)|2017-03-16

UAB Professor Uses Latest Virtual Reality Technology to Improve Access to Pedestrian Safety Education


A new mobile virtual reality system helps children learn to cross streets safely.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2017-03-16

450 Charging Stations Not Enough to Jump Start New York’s Electric Car Movement

–Cornell University|2017-03-16

Thinking Outside the Power Box: Matthias Preindl Takes Converters Virtual


Professor Matthias Preindl recently won an NSF CAREER grant to support his work reimagining how power converter technology operates. Inspired by virtualization that has become common in computer science, Preindl is designing virtual power converter systems with interchangeable converter modules and a software layer that controls the converter function. The result should increase reliability and speed up onboard charging for electric vehicles and cut costs.

–Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science|2017-03-13

Virginia Tech Expert Says Rolling Back Emission Standards for Automobile Companies Will Impact Future Production of Electric Cars, Harm the Environment

–Virginia Tech|2017-03-08

Standards on Car Emissions Hurt Industry, but Help Communities

–Cornell University|2017-03-06

UVA, Virginia Tech Seek Ways to Assist Drivers with Autism


The University of Virginia Health System is teaming up with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to study novice drivers with autism to determine if they would benefit from specialized training to help them become better, safer drivers and feel more comfortable behind the wheel. Researchers will use a high-tech driving simulator and on-road driving to compare the driving performance of novice drivers with autism with those of novice drivers without autism.

–University of Virginia Health System|2017-02-28

Self-Driving Vehicle Development Needs a Moral GPS, Says University of Delaware Researcher

–University of Delaware|2017-02-22

Four-Stroke Engine Cycle Produces Hydrogen from Methane and Captures CO2


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

ASU Expert Available to Speak on Federal Policy for Self-Driving Cars


–Arizona State University (ASU)|2017-02-14

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