MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation

Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.

Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 19, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: mit-energy-initiative-mitei sustainability alternative-energy oil-and-gas electric-vehicles infrastructure policy research automobiles autonomous-vehicles cities emissions china energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Predicting people's driving personalities

System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Nov. 18, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering robotics robots artificial-intelligence automobiles autonomous-vehicles research computer-vision transportation machine-learning behavior computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail



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 • mit
Aug. 26, 2019 ~7 min

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 • mit
June 11, 2019 ~7 min

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

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