Benefits of smart grids could bypass consumers, new report warns
Hard-pressed consumers could miss out on benefits delivered by revolutionary energy smart grids unless they are clearly publicised and explained, a ground-breaking new study has said.
Nissan-Renault boss upbeat about green car future
Nissan-Renault chief executive Carlos Ghosn insists the future is still bright for electric cars despite pushing a global sales target back by four years, he told AFP in an interview on Friday.
Growing fleet of electric cars will strain aging electrical distribution systems
Selecting a Chevy Volt, Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf—or one of many other new models—shoppers in the United States bought more than 96,000 plug-in electric cars in 2013. That's a tiny slice of the auto ...
Obama calls for new truck fuel standards
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered officials to start setting new fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy trucks, wielding his executive power in the fight against climate change.
Bats inspire 'micro air vehicle' designs
By exploring how creatures in nature are able to fly by flapping their wings, Virginia Tech researchers hope to apply that knowledge toward designing small flying vehicles known as "micro air vehicles" with ...
Toyota recalls SUVs in Middle East, fires reported
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it is recalling 13,000 FJ Cruiser sport-utility vehicles, mostly in the Middle East, for fuel tubes that may overheat, melt and set off a gas leak.
Robotic fish aids understanding of how animals move
The weakly electric black ghost knifefish of the Amazon basin has inspired Northwestern University's Malcolm MacIver and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to develop agile fish robots that could lead to a vast improvement ...
Killer robot drones are like drugs: Regulate, but resist the urge to ban them
BAE Systems has revealed that it has successfully test-flown Taranis, its prototype Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. ...
Small drones hit US regulatory turbulence
Hovering like mechanical sparrows over a windswept Maryland field on a bright Saturday afternoon, small drones seem harmless—but they are at the center of an ardent dogfight over US regulations.
12V Ni-MH energy recovery systems in new idle-stop minicars
Panasonic Corporation today announced that its 12V Energy Recovery Systems that use nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries are installed in the new idle-stop vehicles just rolled out by Nissan Motor Co., ...
Toyota recalls vehicles in US for software glitch
Toyota is recalling 294,000 vehicles in North and South America for a skid-control software glitch.
Curbs shut US drone makers out of export markets (Update)
Military brass shopping at Asia's biggest defense expo this week have drones high on their to-buy list. But for U.S. manufacturers including General Atomics, which makes the Predator hunter-killer, there's ...
Lexus tops 2014 vehicle dependability list
The race to increase vehicle fuel economy is taking a toll on quality.
Toyota recalls 1.9M Prius cars for software glitch
Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall.