Automotive

Image: Driving into the future

A highly autonomous self-driving shuttle has entered service at ESA's technical heart. Its official inauguration took place on Tuesday, when it was assigned a suitably spacey name – "Orbiter' – chosen through an employee ...

Automotive

The driving school for computers

In order to generate realistic images of road signs, researchers pit two algorithms against each other.

Energy & Green Tech

Emissions-free transport speeding up in Europe

Hydrogen-powered cars are seen as a potential solution to the pollution caused by gasoline and diesel engines, but the mass roll-out of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) hasn't yet materialized. As noted in a report by ...

Engineering

Remote-sensing technology to detect emissions from passing cars

Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in various parts of the world. According to the World Health Organization, 9 out of10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, such as particulate matter and nitrogen ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Five ways AI could make your car as smart as a human passenger

Driving long distances without a passenger can be lonely. If you've ever done it, you might have wished for a companion to talk to—someone emotionally intelligent who can understand you and help you on the road. The disembodied ...

Automotive

Researchers make automated vehicles real

QUT researchers are trialling the most advanced cooperative and automated car in Australia and will present a panel discussion this weekend on the big issues around the emergence of automated cars on Queensland roads.

Energy & Green Tech

France to try again with solar road plan

French local authorities said Wednesday that a high-profile "solar highway" experiment in Normandy had failed, but vowed to try again with new panels on a shorter stretch of road.

Computer Sciences

A new genetic algorithm for traffic control optimization

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney and DATA61 have recently developed a new method for optimizing the timing of signals in urban environments under severe traffic conditions. Their approach, presented in a ...

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