Nokia HERE prepares maps for autonomous cars
Global decline in car dependency investigated
To reduce its car dependency, Perth should improve public rail transport and increase urban density around rail stations, according to data from 26 cities gathered over 40 years.
Study identifies metal organic framework candidates for methane storage, fuels hope for natural gas cars
Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly, but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle. A new study led by researchers at Rice University promises ...
EDAG car with textile skin set for Geneva show
BMW to reveal driverless innovations that allow for 360- degree collision avoidance and valet parking
Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones (Update)
Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone ...
First series production vehicle with software control
Siemens has unveiled the first electric series production vehicle with the central electronics and software architecture RACE. This technology, developed in the research project of the same name, replaces ...
Renesas announces SRAM using leading-edge 16 nm FinFET for automotive information systems
Renesas Electronics today announced the development of a new circuit technology for automotive information SoCs (system on chips) at 16 nanometer (nm) and beyond. Using this new circuit technology, Renesas tested the prototype ...
Why is Venus so horrible?
Venus sucks. Seriously, it's the worst. The global temperature is as hot as an oven, the atmospheric pressure is 90 times Earth, and it rains sulfuric acid. Every part of the surface of Venus would kill you ...
'Global positioning' for molecules
In everyday life, the global positioning system (GPS) can be employed to reliably determine the momentary location of one en route to the desired destination. Scientists from the Institute of Physical and ...
Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city
A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow.
Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety
(AP)—Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.
Student designs and develops revolutionary new hand-held laminating tool
A PhD student from the University of Bristol has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, known as the dibber, for use in the layup of advanced composite components. The manual tool could be used ...
Long-term cliff swallow study uncovers effects of climate change
A 30-year study of cliff swallows, a long-distance migrant bird species, has revealed that global climate change is altering their breeding habits.