Virtual electromobility: Research project simulates electric vehicles
A fleet of 130 virtual electric cars is set to commence on the roads of Munich, Germany. Technische Universitaet Muenchen provides participating companies with smartphones that will be installed in taxis ...
Octocopter to monitor crops
Rothamsted Research has obtained a high performance radio remote-controlled octocopter equipped with four distinct cameras, thanks to funding from The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council ...
Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future (Update)
Amazon.com is working on a way to get customers their goods in 30 minutes or less—by drone.
Will electricity save the car?
Cars defined the 20th century … [They] shaped the wars that were fought, the way cities developed and how people and goods were moved around … [As] we look to alternative technologies to fuel more than ...
Forensic analysis of car paint
The use of statistical techniques to interpret chemical information has played a key role in developing a more discriminating model for the forensic analysis of car paint.
Roaring to the Moon, Lunar Lion pays launch reservation fee
The Lunar Lion, a Moon lander designed and built by the Penn State Lunar Lion team, the only university-led team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, will be sent into space as part of a multiple spacecraft effort coordinated ...
Wireless sensors for commissioning of rail vehicles
A network of wireless sensors should soon be simplifying the process of commissioning rail vehicles. Experts from Siemens have developed a wireless sensor system that measures the mechanical loads to which ...
Self-driving cars and autonomous robots: Where to now?
There isn't a radio-control handset in sight as a nimble robot briskly weaves itself in and out of the confined tunnels of an underground mine.
Navy 'mine-hunter' AUV sets mission endurance record
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Acoustics Division, with Bluefin Robotics, executed a record setting 507 kilometer (315 mile), long-endurance autonomy research mission using its heavyweight-class ...
Hydrogen cars could be headed to showroom near you (Update)
Cars that run on hydrogen and exhaust only water vapor are emerging to challenge electric vehicles as the world's transportation of the future.
R/V Sikuliaq to winter in Great Lakes, test 'hybrid' underwater vehicle
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) research vessel (R/V) Sikuliaq will spend its first winter on the Great Lakes before making the long journey to its home port in Seward, Alaska. Sikuliaq, pronounced ...
Electronics for safe, efficient electric vehicles
For decades, futurists have been predicting that the use of electric vehicles (EVs) will overtake conventional vehicles, providing clean, green and cheap transport for all. Although increasing numbers of ...
New outdoor drone will aid disaster response monitoring of radiation
University of Bristol researchers have unveiled a large semi-autonomous drone called the ARM system which could be used to provide visual and thermal monitoring of radiation after a release of nuclear material.
Vehicle fuel economy up in October
Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. rose 0.2 mpg last month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.