S. Korea tests 'electric road' for public buses
A South Korean city has begun testing an "electrified road" that allows electric public buses to recharge their batteries from buried cables as they travel.
Exhaust fumes only third of traffic pollution problem
Vehicle exhausts are responsible for only a third of traffic pollution, according to new research.
Weighing trailers on the road
Heavy goods vehicles on Norwegian roads will soon be checked and weighed automatically – while on the road. Advanced sensors installed in the road surface, combined with number plate recognition systems, ...
Surveying roads at 100 km/h
Germany's road network has a hard time dealing with wind and weather, tires and steel. Until now, however, surveying the damage caused to asphalt and concrete was laborious and expensive. A new laser scanner ...
Wireless power transfer technology for high capacity transit
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) have developed a wireless power transfer technology that can be applied to high capacity transportation ...
World's first demonstration of power transfer from wheels to power an electric car
Electric vehicles (EV) have ten times higher energy performance than automobiles powered by gasoline-based engines. However, they are not yet popular with drivers due to the need to store large batteries onboard. Now, Takashi ...
Cutting-edge study shows teeth can be used to determine what has been eaten
You are what you eat is truism that has been given new impetus by 'cutting edge' research led by the University of Leicester that reveals your teeth are literally shaped by your food.
Generating electricity from vibrations in road surface works
A pilot research project into vibration energy on the N34 provincial motorway near Hardenberg in the eastern Netherlands has shown that vibration energy as a local energy source is a sustainable alternative ...
The path less traveled: Research is driving solutions to improve unpaved roads
A Kansas State University graduate student sees the unpaved road ahead, and it's filled with biomaterial.
Clean streets and intact road surfaces help to keep the air clean
Road traffic is one of the main sources of fine particulate matter in the atmosphere, above all when the weather situation favors the creation of winter smog, as has been the case over the past few day in ...
World's most challenging terrain virtually tested by Buick
It's a technology that would captivate anyone who grew up on video games. What if you could create an exact digital replica of one of the world's most challenging roads and then drive virtual cars on it to ...
S.Korea unveils 'recharging road' for eco-friendly buses
South Korean researchers Tuesday launched an environmentally friendly public transport system using a "recharging road" -- with a vehicle sucking power magnetically from buried electric strips.