Robert Wagner

525 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Following | 4 Followers | @RWagnerNTRC | Director, National Transportation Research Center @ Oak Ridge National Laboratory

New platform puts autonomous bus in motion: Dean Deter

Dean Deter has a knack for what he calls “tinkering.” A self-proclaimed gear head, Deter grew up around computers and cars, satisfying his curiosity …

VW's Electrify America launches first ad campaign... with a Bolt EV

As part of its Dieselgate settlement, Volkswagen agreed to spend $2 billion in the US promoting electric vehicles. Its first ad campaign is ready to hit the airwaves, and it's a pretty good one.<p>The "JetStones" commercial from Electrify America is pretty straightforward. Using the Jetsons theme, the …

Electric Vehicles

The fuel of the future? How hydrogen trucks could get their infrastructure

Many alternative energies are exciting to dream about, but you go crashing back to reality when confronted with one word: infrastructure. The “how” …

Alternative Fuel

Upstream devoted to truck cybersecurity threats

According to Gartner, Inc, a leading research and advisory company, the number of connected vehicles on the road is expected to reach 250 million by …

Trucking

Self-Driving Cars Are Surprisingly Secure

You're not going to buy a self-driving car soon, but you'll probably ride in one. Black Hat hackers explain why current limitations make autonomous …

Autonomous Cars

World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented …

Engines

How a Battery Breakthrough May Lead to Electric Cars That Charge in Seconds

Why "flow batteries" might be the answer.<p>An impediment to electric car adoption is the fact that they can take a long time to charge. That means for …

Clean Energy

New super-battery that doesn’t catch fire described as a ‘paradigm shift’

The latest rechargeable battery technology could drastically improve the capabilities of mobile phones and electric vehicles.<p>It seems that nearly …

Electric Vehicles

5 Emerging Technologies That 5G Will Positively Disrupt

Disruption is the name of the game in the world of tech. We’re constantly on the cusp of some new innovation—interactive technologies, for example, are changing how consumers shop and how brands set out to improve the ever-important customer experience. The next big tech innovation—5G—stands to …

Emerging Technology

Insurance Institute Spots Problems in Driver Assistance Systems

Even the best systems on the market sometimes require the driver to jump in to correct errorsElectronic safety systems in today’s vehicles don’t …

Tesla Model 3

Impact of Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) Vehicles on Design, Materials, Manufacturing, and Business Models | Center for Automotive Research

Authors:<p>Download NowFull Description:<p>The automotive industry is going through an unprecedented change with advancements in innovative technologies …

Manufacturing

Wing completes landmark UAS package delivery in Montgomery County, Virginia

On Tuesday, August 7, Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent corporation Alphabet, completed a landmark UAS package delivery in Montgomery County, …

Virginia Tech

If You Love Artificial Intelligence, Check Out NVIDIA Corporation

Tech investors looking for a way to get into AI hardware would be wise to consider this stock.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping up to be one of …

Artificial Intelligence

Energy and Environmental Sciences

<b>Developing low-cost, grid-scale energy storage solutions</b> Read more<p><b>A new capability to evaluate Eastern U.S. streams for hydropower</b> <b></b>Read more<p>A new …

German start-up trials solar car that can charge as you drive

(The Aug. 7 story corrects to show Sion cannot be charged from other electric cars, removes reference to production taking place at German plants and corrects number of orders to over 6,500)<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - A Munich-based start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test …

Electric Vehicles

UK Will Require EV Chargers At Newly Built Homes, Lampost Chargers Too

Electric car charging points will also be installed in newly built houses.Under the Road to Zero Strategy, which was announced today, the government …

Electric Vehicles

SAE autonomous vehicle testing process

SAE International is taking the lead in a new process to establish performance standards for automated-vehicle (AV) testing. The Automated Driving …

Performance Testing

Potential Tesla-Beater In Zero-Emission Semi-Truck Market Announces Major Fundraising Milestone

A potential Tesla competitor in the emissions-free semi-trailer truck market said Tuesday that it has raised $100 million so far this month and anticipates that its $200 million C round offering will be oversubscribed.<p>The Arizona-based, privately-held company plans to have a fleet of …

Tesla

Mazda, Saudi Aramco and AIST launch research project

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced the start of a joint research project with Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi …

Carbon Dioxide

LeddarTech delivers first LCA2 solid-state LiDAR chips to automotive partners

LeddarTech has delivered the first A-samples of its LeddarCore LCA2 system-on-chip (SoC) (earlier post) to select automotive partners which will be …

Autonomous Vehicle

ARPA-E | ARPA-E Announces Funding Opportunity to Develop Novel Heat Exchanger Technologies

August 9, 2018<p>ARPA-E today issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) of up to $35 million for the High Intensity Thermal Exchange through …

Business Technology

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

White House Proposal Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards, No Exception For California

<b>Updated at 11:58 a.m. ET</b><p>The Trump administration has proposed a rollback of Obama-era fuel efficiency and emissions standards, while simultaneously taking aim at California's unique ability to set more stringent rules.<p>Under the Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency called for …

Pesticides

Internal Combustion Engines May Have 40 More Years in the Tank

Tesla Inc. chief executive officer Elon Musk has predicted that half of U.S. auto production will be electric in less than a decade. The head of the …

Internal Combustion Engine

Carmakers Are Cheating Again - But This Time They're Inflating Their Emissions

In 2016, the explosive news that American regulators had discovered cheating by European automakers on their air pollution tests sent shock waves through the industry. The effects of the scandal and the resulting lack of trust are still reverberating through the European automotive landscape. New …

Automotive Industry

BorgWarner is Using Exhaust Heat to Improve Emissions, MPG

BorgWarner Innovation Helps Hybrids Significantly Improve Fuel Efficiency and Reduce Emissions<p>Innovative solution made for HEVs and PHEVs<br>• Improves …

Electric Vehicles

Bosch wants to give self-driving cars hyperlocal road-weather reports

No matter what kind of system an autonomous car uses to provide motive power to its wheels, what it really runs on is data, and lots of it. In fact, the more data we can offer to an autonomous vehicle, the better it will be able to see the world around it.<p>A self-driving car is continuously being …

Autonomous Cars

Uber and Lyft are creating more traffic and congestion instead of reducing it, according to a new report

More people are choosing ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft — passengers using those services increased 37% from 1.9 billion to 2.61 billion total people between 2016 and 2017 — but one research analyst says this is making traffic worse, not better, contrary to what ride-hailing companies say.<p>…

Lyft

Waymo partners with Valley Metro for last-mile rides to public transportation

Self-driving cars aren’t just great for delivery, highway driving, and long-haul trucking. As researchers at MIT posited in 2011, they have the potential to fill gaps in local transportation — the so-called “last mile” between destinations and public infrastructure like buses, trains, and light …

Transit

LiDAR: new “eyes” for vehicle autonomy

The acronym stands for <i>Light Detection and Ranging</i>, and LiDAR first showed its potential in May 1962, when electrical engineers Louis Smullin and …

Autonomous Vehicle