Collision avoidance systems affect a driver’s gaze in 4 ways

Reactions to alerts from collision avoidance systems, which are rarely tested in open road scenarios, fall into four categories, researchers say.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: attention vision featured science-and-technology vehicles drivers

Uber or Lyft electric car swap saves 3X more carbon than yours

Swapping out a gas-powered Uber or Lyft vehicle with an electric car cuts emissions three times more than when an individual driver makes that switch, research finds.

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
July 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability emissions transportation apps earth-and-environment vehicles

AI for self-driving cars doesn’t account for crime

AI for self-driving cars may need fixes to deal with ethical gaps. Namely, what happens if people triy to use an automated vehicle to do something bad?

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: crime artificial-intelligence ethics science-and-technology society-and-culture vehicles self-driving-cars

What electric car drivers want in charging stations

New research uses machine learning to gauge people's views on the available charging stations for electric vehicles.

Michael Pearson-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability infrastructure electric-vehicles consumers earth-and-environment vehicles

Try it: Will COVID lead to ‘extreme traffic’ in your city?

A move from public transportation to single-rider cars due to COVID-19 may create a new boom in traffic. See how your city could fare with a new tool.

Marissa Shapiro-Vanderbilt • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities covid-19 transportation traffic society-and-culture vehicles

Car crash news can sway who seems at fault

The specifc wording of news reports about car crashes can shift perceptions about what happened and who's to blame for the accident.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: journalism writing safety society-and-culture rhetoric vehicles

The right city design can cut injuries on the road

Certain types of urban planning, with plenty of public transportation and low speed blocks, are best for reducing road injuries.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cities infrastructure transportation safety health-and-medicine vehicles

Kids are healthier after green school bus makeovers

"Kids are more susceptible to air pollution than adults, yet they're breathing in bus fumes twice a day, every school day."

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
Nov. 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability pollution childrens-health earth-and-environment health-and-medicine vehicles

10-minute charging for electric cars may be on the way

A new battery could lead to super fast charging for electric cars. It would take just 10 minutes for a range of 200 to 300 miles.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 6, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: sustainability electric-vehicles transportation batteries science-and-technology earth-and-environment vehicles

Crash stats compare off-roading on city streets vs. motorcycles

People who ride off-road vehicles like dirt bikes and ATVs on city streets crash just as much as motorcyclists do, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Oct. 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cities safety roads health-and-medicine injuries vehicles emergency-medicine

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