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Automotive and Transportation News
March 28, 2020

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Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities

In a future when self-driving and other internet-connected cars share the roads with the rest of us, hackers could not only wreck the occasional vehicle but possibly compound attacks to gridlock ... read more

Researchers Teach Robots What Humans Want

Researchers are developing better, faster ways of providing human guidance to autonomous ... read more

Bringing Human-Like Reasoning to Driverless Car Navigation

With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable driverless cars to navigate routes in ... read more

Driverless Cars Working Together Can Speed Up Traffic by 35 Percent

A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have ... read more
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Drivers of Expensive Cars Less Likely to Yield for Pedestrians

What does the car you drive say about your manners? New study finds that drivers of flashy cars are less likely to yield for ... read more

What to Expect When You're Expecting Electric Transportation

While electric vehicles alone may not reduce carbon emissions, a new study reveals that when electric vehicles are powered with renewable energy and coupled with carbon policy strategies, they can ... read more

Does News Coverage of Crashes Affect Perceived Blame?

Despite an ever-rising number of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths on US roads each year, there's no widespread public pressure to improve road safety -- a situation influenced by how news ... read more

Who's Liable? The AV or the Human Driver?

Researchers have developed a joint fault-based liability rule that can be used to regulate both self-driving car manufacturers and human drivers. They propose a game-theoretic model that describes ... read more

More Federal Funding Needed to Increase Americans' Active Transportation Habits

The federal government has allocated only about 2 percent of its transportation funds to encourage walking and cycling, not nearly enough to make a significant difference, according to new ... read more

Urban Health Scare: E-Scooters Show Alarming Spike in Injuries

Electric scooters are increasingly part of the crowded urban landscape, but a new study has found a major surge of injuries related to scooters, particularly among young ... read more

How Vulnerable Is Your Car to Cyberattacks?

New research applies criminal justice theory to smart vehicles, revealing cracks in the current system leading to potential cyber ... read more

Smart Intersections Could Cut Autonomous Car Congestion

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase autonomous car capacity on urban streets of the future, reduce congestion and minimize ... read more

New Research Seeks to Improve Safety Equipment for Pregnant Women

As technology advances in the things we use every day, it's generally accepted they also become safer. But according to one engineer, that may not be true for a large portion of the population. ... read more

Need to Safeguard Drones and Robotic Cars Against Cyber Attacks

Researchers executed successful stealth attacks on real and simulated robotic vehicles, revealing vulnerabilities in the attack detection system most commonly used by such ... read more

Big Trucks, Little Emissions

Researchers reveal a new integrated, cost-efficient way of converting ethanol for fuel blends that can reduce greenhouse gas ... read more

New Electrodes Could Increase Efficiency of Electric Vehicles and Aircraft

The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant technological advancements have ... read more

Researchers Bring Gaming to Autonomous Vehicles

Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. A new study details three games created for level three and ... read more

Micro-Rubber in the Environment

The tread on the tire is worn out, new tires are needed. Everyday life for many drivers. But where do these lost centimeters of tire tread 'disappear' to? As micro-rubbers, they mainly end ... read more

Scientists Develop Sensor to Save Children, Pets Left in Vehicles

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles. The new device combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to ... read more

Why Did the Turtles Cross the Highway? They Didn't, but They Still Might Be Impacted

Researchers set out to determine the impact of the Route 33 bypass through Wayne National Forest on the local box turtle population. The answers were not exactly what they ... read more

Satellite Tracking Shows How Ships Affect Clouds and Climate

By matching the movement of ships to the changes in clouds caused by their emissions, researchers have shown how strongly the two are ... read more

Better Autonomous 'Reasoning' at Tricky Intersections

Researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it's safe to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed ... read more

Shedding New Light on Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers have discovered a photo-excitation process that speeds up the charging of lithium-ion batteries. If commercialized, such technology could be a game changer for electric ... read more

In and out With 10-Minute Electrical Vehicle Recharge

Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in, go to the restroom, get a cup of coffee and in 10 minutes, drive out with a fully charged battery, ... read more

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