Computer Sciences

A new way to build road maps from aerial images automatically

Map apps may have changed our world, but they still haven't mapped all of it yet. Specifically, mapping roads can be difficult and tedious: Even after taking aerial images, companies still have to spend many hours manually ...

Energy & Green Tech

Sweden installs section of electrified road

A team making up the eRoadArlanda project has announced that they have electrified a section of road near Stockholm, which will be tested by a battery-powered test truck. The team is part of an initiative set up by the Swedish ...

Energy & Green Tech

China's solar highway ambitions are seen in Jinan stretch

Where the solar panel meets the road—China is putting a solar highway to the test. The Hindu along with a number of other sites carried reports of the photovoltaic road project The Hindu, referring to reports from Xinhua, ...

Energy & Green Tech

When overhead wires feed energy to trucks in California demo

(Tech Xplore)—Siemens has announced that an electrified highway demo is running on a highway stretch in the United States. Siemens and South Coast Air Quality Management District are keeping watch on the highway near two ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Prototype offers dynamic approach to pedestrian crossing

(Tech Xplore)—A cyclist and driver's nightmare: A person unexpectedly walks out into the road. An inattentive pedestrian's nightmare: Breaks and fractures, if not worse, from such collisions.

Hi Tech & Innovation

Tire concepts focus on monitoring and adapting for safety

(Tech Xplore)—Many drivers could use a reminder that ignoring or neglecting tire care is not an option. Mike Hanlon, New Atlas: "It's remarkable but true that most of the cars in any given carpark have incorrectly inflated ...

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