In the Chinese city of Chengdu, one-third of ride-sharing might replace public transit trips.
July 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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Study finds simple changes in road resurfacing practices could improve gas mileage for heavy vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
June 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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Modeling study shows battery reuse systems could be profitable for both electric vehicle companies and grid-scale solar operations.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Weather’s a problem for autonomous cars. MIT’s new system shows promise by using “ground-penetrating radar” instead of cameras or lasers.
Feb. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
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Model tags road features based on satellite images, to improve GPS navigation in places with limited map data.
Jan. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.
Nov. 19, 2019 • ~10 min
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System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?
Nov. 18, 2019 • ~7 min
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Model alerts driverless cars when it’s safest to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views.
Nov. 4, 2019 • ~7 min
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By sensing tiny changes in shadows, a new system identifies approaching objects that may cause a collision.
Oct. 27, 2019 • ~8 min
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Study finds that in some locations, lightweight gas-powered cars could have a bigger emissions-reducing impact than electric ones.
Aug. 26, 2019 • ~7 min
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