AI-based ‘no-touch touchscreen’ could reduce risk of pathogen spread from surfaces

A ‘no-touch touchscreen’ developed for use in cars could also have widespread applications in a post-COVID-19 world, by reducing the risk of transmission of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Autonomous cars could revolutionise transport for disabled people – if we change the way we design

Driverless cars could revolutionise transport for disabled people – so why aren't more companies including them in the design process?

Paul Herriotts, Professor of Transport Design, Coventry University • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~6 min

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Keep on trucking: Trucks must keep moving across Canada-U.S. border amid coronavirus

Canada and the United States have opted to keep its border open to commercial trucking during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision is important to the economies of both countries.

Marta Leardi-Anderson, Executive Director, Cross Border Institute, University of Windsor • conversation
March 22, 2020 ~7 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  automotive-industry  nafta  supply-chains

Volkswagen’s climate activist won’t be able to change the green credentials of the company any time soon

After 'Dieselgate', Volkswagen appears keen to rescue its public image. Now it's looking to hire its own 'Greta Thunberg'.

Tom Stacey, Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

 automotive-industry  electric-cars  greenwash  transport-emissions  climate-activism  dieselgate  volkswagen-emissions-scandal  car-manufacturers  greta-thunberg

Getting the world off dirty diesels | MIT News

Gasoline-alcohol engines for heavy-duty trucks could produce a meaningful improvement in global air quality.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
June 13, 2018 ~13 min

 sustainability  energy  environment  pollution  emissions  research  transportation  school-of-engineering  technology-and-society  mit-energy-initiative  plasma-science-and-fusion-center  sloan-automotive-lab