After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell (Update)
Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.
Electronics for safe, efficient electric vehicles
For decades, futurists have been predicting that the use of electric vehicles (EVs) will overtake conventional vehicles, providing clean, green and cheap transport for all. Although increasing numbers of ...
Buses fueled by natural gas a better option now, study finds
The local bus system could reduce its costs and emit significantly fewer pollutants by converting its fleet to one powered by natural gas, a cleaner fuel now in greater supply and more affordable, Purdue University energy ...
NYC transit app competition asks public to vote
The agency that runs New York City's subways and buses is inviting the public to try out and weigh in on dozens of new apps designed to ease getting around.
Hybrid buses improve air quality in Hanoi
Siemens and the Vietnam Motors Industry Corporation (Vinamotor) are launching the first hybrid bus with a combined electric/diesel drive in Hanoi. The project is the first of its kind in Vietnam. The vehicle ...
Tests lead to doubling of fuel cell life
(Phys.org) —Researchers working to improve durability in fuel cell powered buses, including a team from Simon Fraser University, have discovered links between electrode degradation processes and bus membrane ...
1st Chinese automaker in US to open Calif. Plants
(AP)—The first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer in the United States has unveiled ambitious plans to build as many as 1,000 electric buses a year at a refurbished RV manufacturing plant in the Mojave ...
2013 sees cleaner trucks and buses across EU
Under new European Union rules to combat pollution, trucks and buses rolling off assembly lines this year will produce significantly less harmful exhaust fumes.
US, university test cars that can communicate
In a few weeks, about 2,800 cars, trucks and buses will start talking to each other on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in a giant experiment that government officials are hoping will lead to safer roads.
Service offers transit directions avoiding stairs
(AP) -- An online service that provides transit directions in several cities is now giving New Yorkers an option to avoid stairs.
University of Houston to test local buses for fuel efficiency
It seems fuel economy is on everyone's minds these days.
'Flybus' prototype may be hybrid bus of future
A mobile guide for buses and trains
If people had access to a fully-fledged system to help them navigate public transport, it could persuade many drivers to switch to their local trains, buses and trams. Researchers are busy developing an application ...
Air quality sensors take a ride on Swiss city buses
Rather than installing stations on fixed towers, why not use mobile sensors spread out over the whole city to get better air quality measurements? OpenSense, a project run by four laboratories at EPFL and ...