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Monday 6-Jul-2015

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Physical Study May Give Boost to Hydrogen Cars

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New study of hydrogen storage material magnesium hydride reveals path to better performance, possibly paving way toward better future fuel tanks

–American Institute of Physics (AIP)|2015-06-30

New High-Strength Steel Could Help Automakers Improve Fuel Efficiency

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A high-strength steel being developed at Missouri University of Science and Technology could help auto manufacturers in their quest to meet future fuel efficiency requirements.

–Missouri University of Science and Technology|2015-06-23

Will Your Self-Driving Car Be Programmed to Kill You?

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The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A member of UAB's national championship-winning Bioethics Bowl team — and the team's coach, a renowned bioethicist — weigh in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot age.

–University of Alabama at Birmingham|2015-06-15

ORNL, Hyundai Motor Collaborating Through New R&D Agreement

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Hyundai Motor Company and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed an agreement intended to strengthen the automaker’s U.S. research and development portfolio.

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2015-06-08

Engineering the Future: Southampton Regius Lecture 2015

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The University of Southampton’s world-leading achievements in autonomous systems and artificial intelligence will be celebrated at a special event in London next week to mark the inaugural lecture of Professor Nick Jennings, who has been awarded a Regius Professorship in Computer Science.

–University of Southampton|2015-06-05

@WhitmanatSU #marketing expert discusses impact on carmaker brands in wake of #Takata airbag recall

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–Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University|2015-05-26

Food Additive Could Serve as a Safer, More Environmentally Friendly Antifreeze

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The sweet taste and smell of antifreeze tempts children and animals to drink the poisonous substance, resulting in thousands of accidental poisonings in the United States every year. But today researchers will describe a new, nontoxic product based on a common food additive that could address this health issue and help the environment at the same time.

–American Chemical Society (ACS)|2015-03-25

Understanding Electric Car “Range Anxiety” Could Be Key to Wider Acceptance

Drivers have been slow to adopt electric vehicles due to “range anxiety,” the fear of becoming stranded with an empty battery. This phenomenon was recently addressed in a study that aims to explain range anxiety and determine whether hands-on experience can reduce drivers’ stress.

–Human Factors and Ergonomics Society|2015-03-03

Cheaper Gas Prices Lead to More Vehicle Crashes

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As the price of gasoline drops, the number of automobile crashes increases, according to analysis of monthly crash data. from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety for 1998 to 2007. However, the time frame within which this occurs varies based on the driver’s age, according to South Dakota State University sociologist Guangqing Chi. He led the multi-institutional team of researchers who analyzed crash data from Minnesota, Mississippi and Alabama in relationship to gasoline prices.

–South Dakota State University|2015-02-12

Profit-Sharing Checks, Like Signs of Spring, Signal Automotive Recovery

–Cornell University|2015-02-04

Project Successfully Maps Out Wildlife Pathways Across the “Longest Main Street in America”

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The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today announced the completion of a four-year collaborative study in Idaho’s Island Park area that will better inform decision-making with regard to wildlife-related hazards and improved safety on U.S. Highway 20 and Idaho Highway 87.

–Wildlife Conservation Society|2015-02-04

UAH Research May Create Better Electric Car Batteries

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Smaller, lighter electric car batteries that don’t have to sacrifice longevity to be petite could be one benefit of basic research into lithium-ion battery nanomaterials at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).

–University of Alabama Huntsville|2015-02-04

Computing Power Will Reduce Car Ownership, Expert Says

–University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)|2015-01-27

Expert and Inventor of the Lithium-Ion Battery Predicts That Within 10 Years, Every Vehicle Will Be Hybrid or Electric

–Binghamton University, State University of New York|2015-01-13

Bus Travel Between US Cities Increases in 2014

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Research from the Chaddick Institute at DePaul University shows intercity bus departures grew 2.1 percent last year. Lead researcher Joseph Schwieterman says, "Once people switch to the bus, they often become frequent users, in part due to the generous allowances bus companies provide to change departure times.”

–DePaul University|2015-01-12

Falling Oil – Consumers Use Gas Prices to Gauge Their Budgets

–Cornell University|2014-12-02

Toyota Fuel-Cell Car Needs Hydrogen Fuel – and Government Subsidies – to Survive

–Cornell University|2014-11-18

UAW-VW Works Council Agreement Benefits Labor and Management

–Cornell University|2014-11-12

Environmental Law Scholar and Maryland Carey Law Professor Robert Percival Available for Commentary on Record EPA Fine for Hyundai and Kia

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–University of Maryland, Baltimore|2014-11-03

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