In a study published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Ahmad Najafi, Ph.D., a professor in Drexel's College of Engineering, and his faculty collaborator, Jason Patrick, Ph.D., from North Carolina State University, report on how a computational technique they developed can quickly produce designs for 3D printing carbon-fiber composite materials with an internal vasculature optimized for active-cooling.
Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in, go to the restroom, get a cup of coffee and in 10 minutes, drive out with a fully charged battery, according to a team of engineers.
Scientist have developed a lithium ion battery that charges at an elevated temperature but keeps the cell cool during discharge, showing the potential to add 200 miles of driving range to an electric car in 10 minutes. The design is one potential strategy to alleviate concerns that all-electric vehicles lack sufficient cruise range to safely reach a destination without stalling mid-journey. The Pennsylvania State University researchers present the work Oct. 30 in the journal Joule.
To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there's a moving object coming around the corner.
The public are more likely to blame accidents involving semi-autonomous cars on driver -- rather than machine -- error, a new study has found.
A new research study published in the October edition of the INFORMS journal Marketing Science (Editor's note: The source of this research is INFORMS) has revealed how taxi drivers use mobile hailing technology to select longer, more profitable trips to optimize their earnings, rather than seeking to increase the number of trips or working hours to achieve higher earnings.
In the race to manufacture autonomous vehicles (AVs), safety is crucial yet sometimes overlooked as exemplified by recent headline-making accidents. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve the safety of autonomous technology through both software and hardware advances.
New research has predicted that driverless cars could worsen traffic congestion in the coming decades, partly because of drivers' attitudes to the emerging technology and a lack of willingness to share their rides.
Birds come in an astounding array of shapes and colours. New research in Science Advances helps explain why bird species with similar flight styles or body sizes don't have consistent wing shapes. Bird species tend to reshape the range of motion of their wings -- rather than wing shape or size itself -- as they evolve new ways of flying.
MIT researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset -- the largest and most diverse of its kind -- researchers can train robots to 'learn' pushing dynamics that are fundamental to many complex object-manipulation tasks, including reorienting and inspecting objects, and uncluttering scenes.