Monday 20-Feb-2017

Recent Research

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

Queen’s University Belfast Expert Leads International Study to Improve Safety of Carbon Fibre Aircraft and Vehicles


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

Combined Use of Alcohol and Cocaine May Play a Unique Role in Suicide Risk

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

WVU’s Alternative Fuels Program Joins Efforts with Earth Day TX to Conduct Odyssey Kickoff Event and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Summit


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

Over to You, Automation

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

Prepare for Self-Driving Cars or Become Obsolete


–Northwestern University|2017-01-25

Automakers Want Tax Credits, Not a Trade War

–Cornell University|2017-01-24

Big Wheels in Motion


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

The Future Is Now for Robot Cars


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

A Quark Like No Other, Biophysics Plays Key Role in Immune System Signaling and Response, ALMA Reveals Sun in New Light, and MORE in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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– Newswise|2017-01-20

Expert on the Ethics That Drive Decisions by Autonomous Vehicles


–University of California, Irvine|2017-01-11

Expert on the Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles Available for Comment on Stories, Including Those About Self-Driving Car Startup Waymo

–University of Delaware|2017-01-11

Police Sobriety Checkpoints Can Reduce Drunk Driving Better Than Increased Penalties

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

The Electrochemical Society with Toyota North America 2017-2018 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for Projects in Green Energy Technology


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

Study: While Painful, Surge Pricing Is Still a Good Deal


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

Gonzaga Engineering Students’ Research Helps Advance Cars of Future


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.

–Gonzaga University|2016-12-14

FAU to Receive Millions from U.S. Department of Transportation to Improve Florida’s and the Nation’s Mobility of People and Goods


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

Study Finds Biking in Chicago Is Faster Than Public Transportation, Uber


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.

–DePaul University|2016-12-12

It's Basic: Alternative Fuel Cell Technology Reduces Cost


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

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