What’s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?

Study finds that in some locations, lightweight gas-powered cars could have a bigger emissions-reducing impact than electric ones.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Aug. 26, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: emissions research climate-change efficiency energy industry sustainability transportation materials-science-and-engineering automobiles school-of-engineering


Taking a city’s pulse with moveable sensors

Study quantifies how much of Manhattan 10 taxis cover in a day — to better measure air pollution, traffic, and more.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | June 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: urban-studies-and-planning cities transportation automobiles pollution sensors research school-of-architecture-and-planning


Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks

Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | April 9, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative research energy oil-and-gas school-of-engineering plasma-science-and-fusion-center nuclear-science-and-engineering transportation automobiles emissions climate-change global-warming pollution environment sustainability batteries

Giving keener “electric eyesight” to autonomous vehicles

On-chip system that detects signals at sub-terahertz wavelengths could help steer driverless cars through fog and dust.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Feb. 14, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology microsystems-technology-laboratories electronics autonomous-vehicles automobiles robotics robots electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering


How should autonomous vehicles be programmed?

Massive global survey reveals ethics preferences and regional differences.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Oct. 24, 2018 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: media-lab autonomous-vehicles school-of-architecture-and-planning artificial-intelligence automobiles transportation policy ethics research global

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