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 ...
Startup rolls out earlybird offer for Copenhagen Wheel (w/ Video)
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 ...
New York gives nod to world's tallest Ferris wheel
New York City has given final approval to a $320 million project to build the world's tallest Ferris wheel, expected to pull in four million visitors a year.
2.15 seconds: Students break 0-100 acceleration world record
The DUT Racing team from TU Delft, The Netherlands, has broken the world record for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h for electric cars. The previous record stood at 2.68 seconds, but as of today the record ...
Innovative auto steering device could save lives
It can take up to two and a half turns to steer a modern vehicle. While turning, the driver must release the wheel in the necessary hand-over-hand movement, which is unsafe. In his upcoming HFES 2013 Annual ...