New technique demystifies the behavior of catalysts in fuel cells
In autumn 2014 Toyota Motor Corporation announced the start of the commercial sales of the 'Toyota Mirai'—the world's first commercially available hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle.
Gasoline use at lowest rate in three decades
Average fuel consumption by American drivers is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Boeing gets patent for a shockwave attenuation system
Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed
Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A study in this week's Scientific Reports by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and in China add more fuel to the already hot debate about ...
Rubber research may extend life of amphibious assault vehicle
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has found that some types of rubber provide corrosion protection—and potentially better ballistic protection—for amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs). This is important ...
China boosts fleet of electric, hybrid vehicles
Chinese authorities have announced plans to boost the number of electric, hybrid and other alternative fuel-powered vehicles used for public transportation, while sales of such cars for private use have spiked in recent months.
New research suggests insect wings might serve gyroscopic function
Gyroscopes measure rotation in everyday technologies, from unmanned aerial vehicles to cell phone screen stabilizers.
Data gathering expedition using coordinated groups of underwater robotics
In a first of its kind study, an international research team onboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor will conduct a data gathering expedition using coordinated groups of underwater robotics.
Ford, Microsoft extend partnership on Sync 3
Ford dropped Microsoft for the operating system for its next-generation infotainment system but the long-time partnership continues with Tuesday's announcement Microsoft will provide cloud support to remotely update Ford ...
Postal Service looks to improve on 9 miles per gallon in mail trucks
The boxy mail truck familiar on American roads for more than two decades soon may be a thing of the past. The Postal Service is beginning the process of replacing some 180,000 of the trucks, a significant ...
Home-based, rather than public, chargers are key to increasing electric vehicles' popularity
A Simon Fraser University Faculty of Environment researcher says a new study he conducted with graduate students has important implications for governments with limited budgets to support the electric vehicle ...
To avoid collisions, self-driving cars must communicate
Did you know some 33,000 people die and 2.3 million are injured in vehicle crashes in the U.S. each year?1 Researchers at Intel Labs are paving the road to a crash-free future with cars that communicate with each other.
Researchers take to the skies to assess infrastructure damage
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have become increasingly popular over the last half dozen years or so among amateur aeronautical aficionados, engineers and generally anyone fascinated with relatively ...
Where you live could mean 'greener' alternatives do more harm than good
Whether it's swapping your car for an electric vehicle, or your natural gas furnace for geothermal heating, transitioning from fossil fuels to electric-powered technology is widely believed to be the best ...