Engineering

Permeable pavements to help mitigate flood disasters

This year has seen one of Australia's worst flood disasters on record in the eastern states, with 23 people killed, thousands left homeless, and a damage bill expected to top $1.5 billion.

Automotive

Manufacturers getting to grips with airless tyres

Airless tyres that never go flat or need to be inflated: It's a decades-long dream that manufacturers hope to turn into a reality soon, but for truck drivers first.

Automotive

Hyundai to build $5.5 bn electric vehicle plant in US

South Korean automaker Hyundai will build a $5.5 billion electric vehicle and battery plant in the southern US state of Georgia, its governor announced Friday, as President Joe Biden pursued his trip to Seoul.

Automotive

Cars swapping vroom for volts in London garage

Tucked away in a workshop under a London Underground line, cars are undergoing a green metamorphosis as they shed their cylinders, spark plugs and pistons for electric engines.

Energy & Green Tech

How a cognitive bias is blocking the rise of electric cars

What are the barriers to the adoption of electric cars? Although the main financial and technological obstacles have been removed, their market share still needs to increase. In a recent study, a team from the University ...

Business

Upscale hotels benefit from EV charging stations, study shows

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly important in the global effort to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, driving massive growth in consumer demand. This demand has wide-reaching impacts, particularly on tourism.

Security

Hacker finds way to unlock Tesla models, start cars

Tesla Inc. customers might love the carmakers' nifty keyless entry system, but one cybersecurity researcher has demonstrated how the same technology could allow thieves to drive off with certain models of the electric vehicles.

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