Thursday 22-Jun-2017

Recent Research

Study Assesses Risk in a Changing Insurance Market for Driverless Vehicles

Despite projections, insurers will likely play a key role in supporting the safe deployment, adoption and sustainability of driverless cars. The relatively unknown nature, likelihood and extent of driverless accidents presents risk management challenges to both the automotive and insurance industries. Future motor policies may require non-traditional risk management.

–Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)|2017-06-21

WVU Emissions Researchers Help Address Automotive Industry and Regulatory Challenges on Clean-Diesel Issues


The most recent study from WVU’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions measured oxides of nitrogen emissions, or NOx, from five Fiat Chrysler vehicles in real-world and laboratory tests.

–West Virginia University|2017-06-15

Cybersecurity for Your Car

When you and your family are zooming along the freeway, the last thing you’re worried about is the security of your car’s computer systems. That’s one reason Ohio State University Associate Professor Emre Koksal devotes most of his time to thinking about how to protect vehicles from cyberattacks.

–Ohio State University|2017-06-15

WVU Students Promote Law Enforcement Motor Vehicle Safety


With motor vehicle incidents as a leading cause of on-the-job police officer deaths, communication studies students at West Virginia University put their skills to work to develop and test motor vehicle safety messages with law enforcement officers across the nation.

–West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences|2017-06-13

Motor Vehicle Crash Risk for Teens with ADHD Much Lower Than Previously Reported

Adolescent drivers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. Although elevated, this risk is far lower than previous reports of being four times higher. This is the first large-scale study to provide detailed information on crash risk of adolescents with ADHD compared to other newly licensed young drivers.

–Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|2017-06-12

New Driving-Simulator Lab Accelerates Research Into Driver Behavior and Vehicle Technology


Investigators in the KU Transportation Engineering Analysis Laboratory are researching driver behavior, psychology and distracted driving, as well as traffic engineering, signal control and the gamut of new technology appearing in modern vehicles.

–University of Kansas|2017-06-07

Distracted Driving Research Expert Available for Live or Taped Interviews Re: Apple's Announcement of New "Do Not Disturb While Driving" Mode


–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2017-06-06

Could Your Car Predict a Cardiac Event? U-M Explores Heart Monitoring in Vehicles


Medical emergencies cause a high number of vehicle crashes. University of Michigan researchers have teamed up with Toyota to examine whether new vehicle technology could predict — and potentially prevent — such scenarios.

–Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan |2017-06-05

Seven Small Businesses to Collaborate with Argonne to Solve Technical Challenges


Seven small businesses have been selected to collaborate with researchers at Argonne to address technical challenges as part of DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Program.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2017-05-31

Masdar Institute Files Patent on Design of Novel Catalytic Converter Substrates to Reduce Toxic Vehicle Emissions


Researchers Develop Novel Structure for a High-Efficiency Catalytic Converter Aimed at Boosting Automobile Manufacturers’ Ability to Meet Stringent Vehicle Emissions Standards

–Masdar Institute of Science and Technology|2017-05-24

South Highest, Northeast Lowest for Child Auto Fatalities


The number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.

–UT Southwestern Medical Center|2017-05-23

Dynamic Watermarking Could Help Solve Security Issues in Connected Vehicles

Working in the Texas A&M’s Cyberphysical Systems Laboratory, Dr. P.R.Kumar, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, along with graduate students Bharadwaj Satchidanandan and Woo-Hyun Ko, have applied the theory of dynamic watermarking of sensors in autonomous vehicles to prevent malicious attacks.

–Texas A&M University|2017-05-23

New Way to Test Self-Driving Cars Could Cut 99.9 Percent of Validation Costs

Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for consumers to consider them road-ready

–University of Michigan|2017-05-23

Carcinogenic Soot Particles From Petrol Engines

First, diesel vehicles tainted their reputation with soot particles, then high nitric oxide emissions. So are owners of new gasoline cars environmentally friendly? Not always, says a new study led by Empa scientists: some direct-injection gasoline engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past. Particle filters can remedy this.

–Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology|2017-05-23

Youth’s Use of Technology Drives Home Need for Evolution in Distracted Walking, Bicycling and Driving Policies

Distractions from technology have a detrimental effect on children’s crash risk as pedestrians and drivers.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2017-05-22

Researchers Find Computer Code That Volkswagen Used to Cheat Emissions Tests

An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for violating the Clean Air Act. During a year-long investigation, researchers found code that allowed a car’s onboard computer to determine that the vehicle was undergoing an emissions test.

–University of California San Diego|2017-05-22

Encoding DNA, Clean Diesel Issues, New Lithium Battery Tech, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

– Newswise|2017-05-20

Ford Tackles Dwindling Sales with Speedy Management Layoff

–Cornell University|2017-05-16

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