Automakers commit to put automatic brakes in all cars

Ten automakers have committed to the government and a private safety group that they will include automatic emergency braking in all new cars, a step transportation officials say could significantly reduce traffic deaths ...

Mazda to showcase i-ELOOP fuel-saving braking system

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mazda has announced what it claims to be the world’s first capacitor based regenerative braking system, as a unique fuel-efficient solution for passenger vehicles. The system is called i-ELOOP, which ...

Engineers invent 'Smart Walkers' for elderly

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell biomedical engineering students working with a Weill Cornell Medical College-affiliated psychiatrist have designed an electronic braking system for walkers.

Security experts warn of risky attacks on tech-loaded cars

(Phys.org) -- Now that tiny computers and electronic communications systems are being designed into cars, hackers can look toward the car, like the PC, as potential roadkill. If cars are to become computers on wheels, a number ...

US, university test cars that can communicate

In a few weeks, about 2,800 cars, trucks and buses will start talking to each other on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in a giant experiment that government officials are hoping will lead to safer roads.

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