New fuel cells double the voltage

New liquid-fueled fuel cells outdo the voltage of conventional hydrogen fuel cells. Researchers call it a "game changer."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cars transportation fuel-cells hydrogen science-and-technology

Smart concrete could let roads repair themselves

A new kind of concrete could let roads and bridges "heal" after cracking. That could cut down the costs and frequency of road repairs.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence materials-science infrastructure cars sensors roads science-and-technology

Wireless charging method could power moving cars

A new wireless charging technique could keep robots, drones, and, one day, potentially moving cars juiced up, researchers say.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robots infrastructure electric-vehicles cars drones science-and-technology

Car pollution is a major source of ultrafine particles

Auto emissions are key to the creation of "ultrafine particles," which have been linked to health problems and birth defects, researchers say.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: pollution lungs cars air-quality health-and-medicine

Your car could be at risk for cyber attacks

Smart cars are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches, some of which could even be lethal. Companies need to catch up to protect consumers, researchers say.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: electronics cars security hackers science-and-technology

Frozen car batteries won’t blow up in transit

Flash freezing car batteries offers a way to transport them in a safer, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly way, researchers say.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
Dec. 2, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: sustainability cars temperature batteries science-and-technology

Cheaper, tougher catalytic converters may be in sight

A better understanding of how catalytic converters break down could help pave the way for better versions that last longer and cost less to fix.

Andrew Myers-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 19, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: cars metals science-and-technology catalysts

Traffic deaths have risen since ride-hailing apps launched

Since the rise of ride-sharing apps like Lyft and Uber, traffic accident deaths have gone up, new research finds.

U. Chicago • futurity
July 11, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: death internet cars mobile-devices health-and-medicine

Female race car drivers react just as quickly as men

"The misperception was that they would potentially fatigue faster and become a safety risk to other drivers.... I'm here to say that's just not true."

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State • futurity
April 5, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cars sports science-and-technology sexes

Distracted drivers are 29X more likely to crash in work zones

Highway work zone crashes happen every 5.4 minutes. New measures could help keep drivers focused and workers safe.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
March 6, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cars roads science-and-technology driving texting

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