Mercedes to Produce a Fully Electric Gullwing
Mazda to showcase i-ELOOP fuel-saving braking system
Porsche is developing a system for a self-driving car, no pedal pressing needed
Prius problems put spotlight on car electronics
(AP) -- Your most expensive piece of electronics probably is not your flat panel TV or your computer. More likely, it's your car, which can pack 50 microprocessors to control everything from the fuel mix ...
A miracle diet for brake rotors: High-strength, high-temp aluminum
Weight loss is a big fat deal in America, and not just for people. Auto manufacturers are always looking for ways to shave a few pounds off their cars and trucks. Just as losing weight can improve your health, ...
Washington state moves to ban copper in brake pads
(AP) -- When a driver hits the brakes, friction releases copper shavings that fall onto the road and are eventually washed into rivers, where environmentalists say the metal could pose a hazard to marine life - especially ...
How good are your horse's brakes?
Horseriding is a popular summer holiday activity, but few people know that horses kill more Australians annually than any other animal. Professor Paul McGreevy, from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary ...
Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own
Tomorrow's aircraft could contribute to their power needs by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity.
Security experts warn of risky attacks on tech-loaded cars
Braking news: Particles from car brakes harm lung cells
Real-life particles released by car brake pads can harm lung cells in vitro. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Particle and Fibre Toxicology found that heavy braking, as in an emergency stop, caused ...
Cebit 2012: The wireless bicycle brake, a prototype on an exciting mission
A German computer scientist has developed a reliable wireless bicycle brake.
Engineers invent 'Smart Walkers' for elderly
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell biomedical engineering students working with a Weill Cornell Medical College-affiliated psychiatrist have designed an electronic braking system for walkers.
Eight vehicles earn top rating for collision warning
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was the only non-luxury car to earn the highest safety rating in new tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.
Some crash-avoidance systems may work better than others
Certain new crash-avoidance systems are effective in preventing car accidents, while others may do more harm than good, researchers say.