Future cruise control to have environmental, safety features
(Phys.org)—The cruise control on your auto can ease a long trip and keep you out of trouble by preventing you from speeding, if you have set it at the legal speed limit. As new cars are being outfitted with GPS, a predictive ...
Mega tyre dump blights Spanish countryside
On a dry hillside near Madrid, a black mass has taken over: stacks of discarded tyres, piling up for years in an environmental nightmare for the small town nearby.
Fuel economy now at all-time high
Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the United States reached a record-high 24.5 mpg last month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Chemical imaging microscope shows corrugated gamma-alumina surface
(Phys.org)—Neither smooth nor disordered, gamma-alumina nanoparticles are corrugated with tiny pores inside, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Using a powerful transmission ...
2012: A record year for fuel economy
(Phys.org)—Although fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States dipped slightly last month, 2012 was the best year ever for fuel efficiency, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research ...
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.
Shipping technology streamlines UPS' holiday rush
When Keith Short began delivering packages for UPS 23 years ago, he used bulky pads of paper to track parcels and pens that froze in the cold. Today, Short scans packages on and off his truck with a handheld computer that ...
With state budgets in red, push for online sales tax gains steam
At The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, N.C., co-owner Tom Campbell says he is losing business as customers come in to photograph his books or jot down notes, conducting their research before they buy the books online to avoid ...
US tightens standards for soot pollution (Update)
(AP)—The Obama administration on Friday imposed a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other sources of ...
Fuel economy remains at record high, emissions now at record low
Fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States remains at its highest level ever, while emissions are at a record low, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Canada orders automakers to halve emissions
Canada's environment minister unveiled Tuesday new regulations to improve fuel efficiency and halve the greenhouse gas emissions of passenger vehicles and light trucks.
US urges safety technologies be made standard (Update 2)
The U.S. government should require automakers to make the latest collision prevention technologies standard equipment on all new cars and trucks, a move that could reduce fatal highway accidents by more than half, federal ...
Fuel economy at all-time high, researchers find
(Phys.org)—Fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States is at its highest level ever, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Air pollution study clears the air on diesel versus gas emissions
(Phys.org)—Are gasoline-fueled cars or large diesel trucks the bigger source of secondary organic aerosol (SOA), a major component of smog? UC Berkeley researchers have stepped into this debate with a new ...