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 ...
High performance ceramics for cars
An ambitious project is taking shape at Empa's Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics: ceramic brake disks for compact cars. Empa scientists have teamed up with partners from Italy, Spain and Liechtenstein ...
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 ...
Spaceship pilot unaware co-pilot unlocked brake
The pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that tore apart over the Mojave Desert didn't know his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked its brakes, despite protocol requiring the co-pilot to announce the step.
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.