NASA engineers test rotor landing for capsules
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers brought a pair of scale model space capsules to the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to try out a rotor system that could be used in place ...
GM hopes new Spark will jolt electric sales
General Motors is giving its Chevrolet Spark a jolt of electricity.
Curb the car dashboard technology, government asks
(AP) -- Auto dashboards are becoming an arcade of text messages, GPS images, phone calls and web surfing, the government says, and it's asking carmakers to curb those distractions when vehicles are moving.
Tegra 4: NVIDIA introduces world's fastest mobile processor
NVIDIA today introduced NVIDIA Tegra 4, the world's fastest mobile processor, with record-setting performance and battery life to flawlessly power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation ...
Team develops psoriasis drug
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, in collaboration with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., have developed a promising drug candidate to treat psoriasis. The finding was reported in a new paper published ...
Life-saver 'eCall' system for new cars urged by MEPs
The European parliament on Tuesday demanded all new cars be forced to be equipped by 2015 with an electronic emergency system known as eCall.
Seven auto manufacturers collaborate on harmonized electric vehicle fast charging solution
Recognizing the importance of a single international approach for DC fast charging, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen have agreed on the combined charging system as an international standardized ...
Enzyme necessary for development of healthy immune system
Mice without the deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) enzyme have defects in their adaptive immune system, producing very low levels of both T and B lymphocytes, the major players involved in immune response, according to a study by ...
Croatian aims for high-end niche with electric city car
A Croatian car buff has briefly set aside his day job of building demining and firefighting robots to satisfy his childhood dream of making a high-end electric auto he hopes will be a global hit with eco-conscious ...
Ecotality says it filed for bankruptcy protection
Ecotality, which makes charging systems for electric vehicles, says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
GM breaks ground on China hi-tech car lab
US auto giant General Motors broke ground in Shanghai on Monday on a research facility that will develop electric cars, lightweight materials and alternative fuel technology for China and the world.
Hitachi to replace president, split off businesses
Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi Ltd. said Monday that it was replacing its president and splitting off its automotive systems and consumer electronics operations as it braces for a massive loss.