Friday 29-Apr-2016

Recent Research

Analyzing the Psyche of Risky Drivers

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts. But a better understanding of the subconscious and emotional processes of high-risk drivers could make a difference, according to new research from McGill University.

–McGill University|2016-04-28

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

– Newswise|2016-04-26

Graduated Driver Licensing Laws Need to Be Expanded Throughout the U.S.

Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens. In 2012, 184,000 young drivers were injured in MVCs, and 23 percent of young drivers (15 - 20 years old) involved in fatal MVCs had consumed alcohol. One policy that may reduce alcohol-use behaviors and impaired driving among young people at a population level is graduated driver licensing (GDL), which increases the driving privileges of young novice drivers as they age and gain more driving experience. This research seeks to determine the effects of GDLs on risky driving behaviors of youth and to assess whether GDLs have…

–Research Society on Alcoholism|2016-04-25

First-of-Its-Kind Driving Simulator Lab at UAB Powered by Donation From Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and ALDOT


The facility will enable new distracted-driving research, addressing the major public health issue of highway and traffic-related injuries and death.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2016-04-21

WVU's Dan Carder Among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World


West Virginia University engineer Dan Carder, who led the research team that broke open the Volkswagen emissions scandal, has been named to the 2016 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

–West Virginia University|2016-04-21

Volkswagen Needs to Settle Its Biggest and Most Difficult Case

–Cornell University|2016-04-21

Mississippi State’s ‘Car of the Future’ Revealed in Detroit


Mississippi State University is showcasing its “Car of the Future” this week in Detroit, Michigan, during an event designed to bring together the best talent in the automotive industry.

–Mississippi State University|2016-04-13

Engine Design Takes a Major Leap at Argonne


A team with Argonne's Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI) announce that they have completed development of engineering simulation code and workflows that will allow as many as 10,000 engine simulations to be conducted simultaneously on the Mira supercomputer.

–Argonne National Laboratory|2016-04-08

Can You Detect Driverless Cars Based on Driving Behaviours?


Members of the public are being sought to take part in a new study by the University of Southampton to understand people’s perceptions of automated vehicles.

–University of Southampton|2016-04-08

@UCSDHealth expert available to talk "Take Action Against Distraction" for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

–University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|2016-04-05

ORNL Surges Forward with 20-Kilowatt Wireless Charging for Vehicles


A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system demonstrated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has achieved 90 percent efficiency and at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today.

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2016-03-31

New Research Ensures Car LCDs Work in Extreme Cold, Heat


Novel liquid crystal formulations usable from minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

–University of Central Florida|2016-03-25

Communicating Vehicles Could Ease Through Intersections More Efficiently

Imagine a scenario where sensor-laden vehicles pass through intersections by communicating with each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic lights. A newly published study co-authored by MIT researchers claims this kind of traffic-light-free transportation design, if it ever arrives, could allow twice as much traffic to use the roads.

–Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)|2016-03-17

Alternative Fuels Need More Than Hype to Drive Transportation Market


1. 30 years of alternative fuel hype have failed to deliver sales; 2. Public attention has jumped from one alternative fuel to the next since the 1980s; 3. To decarbonize transportation, policymakers need better ways to assess technologies.

–University of California, Davis|2016-03-16

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–Newswise Recommends|2016-03-09

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–Newswise Recommends|2016-03-09

Alcohol Exposure During Pregnancy Affects Multiple Generations


When a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy, even a small dose, she can increase the chances that the next three generations may develop alcoholism, according to a new study from Binghamton University. A research team led by Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, was the first to investigate the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy on alcohol-related behavior (consumption and sensitivity to the effect of alcohol) on generations that were not directly exposed to alcohol in the uterus during the pregnancy.

–Binghamton University, State University of New York|2016-02-23

Charging Electric Vehicles at Night Can Cause More Harm Than Good, Says CMU Study

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University find that while charging electric vehicles at night is more cost-effective, it increases air emissions.

–Carnegie Mellon University|2016-02-22

Newswise Staff Picks

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–Newswise Recommends|2016-02-15

“Haptic Glasses” Could Make Car Navigation Safer, Less Distracting

Human factors/ergonomics researchers have developed an alternative navigation system that uses haptic (touch) communication instead of voice that, along with a visual display, shows promise to address the issue of cognitive overload in the car.

–Human Factors and Ergonomics Society|2016-02-11

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