Most consumers who are shopping for a new car depend on good crash safety ratings as an indicator of how well the car will perform in a crash. But a new University at Buffalo study of crashes involving cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) has found those crash ratings are a lot less relevant than vehicle type.
–University at Buffalo|2013-05-14
2013 vehicle models evaluated for American parts content by American University business professor.
When it comes to American consumers' vehicular preferences, Texas A&M University chemist Hongcai Joe Zhou says the choice often boils down to simple economics more so than availability, environment or altruism.
–Texas A&M University|2013-04-16
Edison2, the winners of the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, unveiled the their latest Very Light Car (VLC) inside Henry Ford Museum’s Driving America exhibit yesterday afternoon.
According to experts in the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety program at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, there were approximately 3,300 deaths and 400,000 injuries nationwide in 2011 due to collisions involving distracted driving. With April being national distracted driving awareness month, a team of researchers released survey results that reveal the habits of San Diego County drivers who use their cell phone while behind the wheel.
–University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|2013-04-10
Edison2, the winner of the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, will unveil their latest Very Light Car (VLC) architecture on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at The Henry Ford. This special press conference will begin at 2 p.m. next to the organization’s original winning VLC on display inside Henry Ford Museum’s Driving America exhibit.
Since winning the Automotive X Prize in 2010, Edison2 has been hard at work designing the next VLC. The new VLC prototype utilizes the lessons learned from this prestigious competition while also addressing consumers’ needs.
This year's cars do more with less weight.
–IEEE Spectrum Magazine|2013-03-29
If electric vehicles could draw power from the streets, there's no telling how far they could go.
–IEEE Spectrum Magazine|2013-03-29
Sandia National Laboratories reveals the breadth of its hydrogen fuel expertise in the recently published Hydrogen Storage Technology – Materials and Applications.
Sandia researcher Lennie Klebanoff is confident that the book’s content will give readers a sense of urgency about the need to get zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road, and to get other hydrogen-based power equipment into the marketplace.
–Sandia National Laboratories|2013-03-20
The innovative design of Edison2's 'Very Light Car' enabled the company to win the $5 million dollar X Prize competition for a passenger car achieving over 100 MPG. In this video, recorded on July 12th 2012, Oliver Kuttner, Edison2's founder and CEO, drives the Edison2 Very Light Car (VLC) around Lynchburg Virginia, the location of the company's headquarters.
PBS News Hour's Judy Woodruff reports on the group of mechanics and engineers at Edison2 who want to change modern day cars with their X Prize winning Very Light Car.
Oliver Kuttner, CEO and Founder of Edison2 talks about the Very Light Car, winner of the Progressive X Prize awarded to the most efficient practical car achieving over 100mpg.
As a Middle Tennessee State University alternative fuels researcher, Dr. Cliff Ricketts believes he stands on the edge of history.
–Middle Tennessee State University|2013-03-07
It weighs half as much as a sports car, and turns on a dime—so its no surprise that the electric car being developed at Ohio State University needs an exceptional traction and motion control system to keep it on the road.
–Ohio State University|2013-01-23