An unconventional car: No engine, no transmission, no differential
This car has no engine, no transmission and no differential. It weighs half as much as a conventional car. Each of its four wheels has its own built-in electric battery-powered motor, meaning the car has ...
Bluetooth-enabled bicycle has automatic gearbox
Dawn Engineers Assess Reaction Wheel
Engineers working on NASA's Dawn spacecraft are assessing the status of a reaction wheel -- part of a system that helps the spacecraft point precisely -- after onboard software powered it off on Aug. 8. ...
Mars Odyssey Orbiter is back in service
(Phys.org) -- NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has resumed its science observations and its role as a Mars rover's relay, thanks to a spare part that had been waiting 11 years to be put to use.
Vibrating steering wheel guides drivers while keeping their eyes on the road
A vibrating steering wheel is an effective way to keep a driver's eyes safely on the road by providing an additional means to convey directions from a car's navigation system, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and ...
Kyoto prof rolls out omnidirectional wheelchair
Aircraft of the future could capture and re-use some of their own
Tomorrow's aircraft could contribute to their power needs by harnessing energy from the wheel rotation of their landing gear to generate electricity.
Health check on the road
Safety in traffic depends on a number of factors. One decisive aspect is how fit the driver is. A research team at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), in collaboration with researchers at the BMW Group, ...
European researchers driving road safety
Safety while driving is paramount, and Europeans are making efforts to ensure our well-being in vehicles - whether we are behind the steering wheel or in a passenger seat. The project partners have pushed ...
Porsche is developing a system for a self-driving car, no pedal pressing needed
Touch-screen steering wheel keeps drivers focused on the road
Let your fingers do the driving: If you don't hear directions, you can feel them (w/ Video)
If drivers are yakking on cell phones and don't hear spoken instructions to turn left or right from a passenger or navigation system, they still can get directions from devices that are mounted on the steering ...