Sensors that improve rail transport safety
A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before it's too late and service trains only when they need it – all thanks to a cloud-supported, wireless ...
How Google got states to legalize driverless cars (Update)
About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers—not people—became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: ...
Google to build prototype of truly driverless car (Update 2) (w/ Video)
Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel. Actually, the cars wouldn't even have a wheel. Or gas and brake pedals. ...
Review: Apple's CarPlay headed in right direction
Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience. The ambitious project, called CarPlay, implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can ...
Animals in the wild found to use running wheel if given the choice (w/ Video)
SoftWheel system signifies wheelchair relief (w/ video)
WSU innovation improves drowsy driver detection
Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel.
The 'bricycle' dilemma - to steer or balance?
(Phys.org) —When you were learning to ride a bicycle you thought gravity was your enemy, trying to make you fall over. But without gravity, you wouldn't be able to steer, say Cornell engineers. To demonstrate ...
In a driverless future, drivers will do anything else
Brew an espresso, watch a movie on a large screen, surf the Internet or simply sit and chat with friends?
Carmakers: Driverless cars need legal framework
Hydrogen- and solar-powered vehicles are on the streets. So are cars that can get you through stop-and-go traffic while you sit back and send texts from behind the wheel. Cars are even using radar, ultrasonic ...
Curiosity team upgrades software, checks wheel wear
The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed a software upgrade on the vehicle and is next planning a check of wear and tear on the rover's wheels.
Zurich team develops walking, jumping, balancing, Cubli (w/ Video)
US high-tech startup hopes to change biking
A U.S. startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone.
New devices may cut wheel squeal in public rail systems but do little to reduce rolling noise, research says
Vibration absorbers are devices used to damp vibration in everything from engines to buildings. When attached to the wheels or the tracks of rail transit systems, they may reduce the noise from trains, bringing more peace ...