Solar Roadways Awarded DOT Contract to Pave Roads with Solar Cells
California mulls how to regulate driverless cars (Update 2)
Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers—not the owner—to do the driving.
Third fire in Tesla Model S reported
A Tesla Model S electric car caught fire this week after hitting road debris on a Tennessee freeway, the third fire in a Model S in the past five weeks.
US to require electric cars to make noise
A U.S. government safety agency wants electric and hybrid vehicles to make more noise when traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can hear them coming.
'Connected' cars would aim to keep drivers in the loop
While Google's self-driving car is getting heaps of attention, a lesser-known effort that would employ cutting-edge technologies to make regular automobiles safer is fast gaining traction.
Strong, elastic 'smart materials' aid design of earthquake-resistant bridges
Bridges are a main component of the transportation infrastructure as we know it today. There are no less than 575,000 highway bridges nationwide, and more than $5 billion are allocated yearly from the federal ...
Stress relief: Battery-free wireless 'smart skin' sensors could provide remote monitoring of aging infrastructure
(Phys.org) —Major bridge failures in recent years have focused attention on the need to monitor America's highway bridges and other infrastructure. As thousands of bridges, parking garages and other structures ...
New mileage standards would double fuel efficiency
The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell in America by 2025.
Tesla chief expects US to clear Model S in fires
The leader of upstart automaker Tesla Motors is confident that its Model S electric car is safe and will be cleared by a U.S. investigation into two battery fires.
Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns
(AP)—Many motorists do not know it, but it is likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.
Stretching exercises: Using digital images to understand bridge failures
(PhysOrg.com) -- With a random-looking spatter of paint specks, a pair of cameras and a whole lot of computer processing, engineer Mark Iadicola of the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been helping the Federal ...
Slime mold mimics Canadian highway network (w/ video)
Queen's University professor Selim Akl has provided additional proof to the theory that nature computes.
Engineers zap bridges with electricity to test for corrosion
(Phys.org) —Rust is a civil engineer's nightmare. Motorists in the United States make more than 200 million trips across bridges rated structurally deficient or in need of significant maintenance and yearly ...
US to examine technology for automated cars
(AP)—Cars that drive themselves may hold the potential to save thousands of lives, an Obama administration safety official said Tuesday, as the U.S. government prepares to launch a research initiative to determine the safety ...