Autonomous, swarming UAVs fly into the future
A new era in autonomy and unmanned systems for naval operations is on the horizon, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today recent technology demonstrations of swarming unmanned ...
The farmer takes a drone
Drones on dairy farms? It may sound like fun, but for UWA student Matthew Rowbottom, the high-tech machines could be useful to time-poor dairy farmers. He is researching the effectiveness of drones, or unmanned ...
India court suspends ban on diesel vehicles in smoggy Delhi
An Indian court Monday suspended its ban on diesel vehicles more than 10 years old after New Delhi authorities complained they were struggling to comply with the order in the world's most polluted capital.
Motion sickness in autonomous cars: Don't read and ride
Self-driving vehicles should make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they also might make some people sick, say University of Michigan researchers.
Widespread use of electric vehicles to help improve the environment in the Philippines
Fujitsu Limited and Global Mobility Service, Inc. (GMS), a venture company providing mobility services, today announced that they will commence field testing to expand services in the Republic of the Philippines ...
LA mayor envisions greener, more walkable city in the future
Los Angeles, known for its cars, smog and sprawl, wants to reinvent itself as the home of electric vehicles, solar panels and bicycle paths.
US approves drone flights for insurer AIG
Insurance giant American International Group Wednesday announced that it had won US government approval to use drones to survey disaster areas, including territory that may be otherwise inaccessible.
New discovery may be breakthrough for hydrogen cars
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method ...
Study of vehicle emissons will aid urban sustainability efforts
Vehicles churn out about 28 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from fossil fuels in the United States, and their contribution keeps climbing, particularly in urban areas. But planners and policymakers ...
Tesla reports 'record' quarter for auto sales
Electric carmaker Tesla announced Friday it delivered a "record" number of vehicles in the first quarter, as it began more timely reporting of sales figures.
Octopus-inspired robot—the fastest underwater robot based on the given power
Scientists in Singapore have developed a new octopus-inspired robot which can zip through water 10 times its body length within one second, in an ultra-efficient manner. This first-ever ultra-fast propulsion ...
Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution
Drivers trying to get to work or home in a hurry know traffic congestion wastes a lot of time, but it also wastes a lot of fuel. In 2011, congestion caused people in US urban areas to travel an extra 5.5 ...
Autonomous car completes 3,400-mile US road trip
An autonomous car's recent 3,400-mile U.S. road trip proves there's at least one thing computers do better than humans: Follow the speed limit.
Adding renewable energy to power grid requires flexibility
Solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and other green power sources are proliferating rapidly, but their reliable integration into the existing electric grid is another story.