Thursday 22-Aug-2019

Recent Research

Speed identified as the best predictor of car crashes

Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to a unique analysis of data from on-board devices in vehicles.

–University of Waterloo|2019-08-21

Measuring Motion Sickness in Driverless Cars

Carsickness incidence could increase if we all become passengers, but new research aims to help address that.

–University of Michigan|2019-08-20

Free Rides Could Lead to Better Health Outcomes for Seniors


A new study shows that older adults enthusiastically adopt on-demand rideshare technology options, which improves their access to medical care and overall quality of life. However, the cost of these services remain a challenge.

–University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences|2019-08-20

The future of robots: A psychological approach to human-automation interaction


Assistant professor of psychology Dr. Nathan Tenhundfeld recently established the Advanced Teaming, Technology, Automation, and Computing Lab at UAH to study human-machine teaming.

–University of Alabama Huntsville|2019-08-16

Researchers convert used car batteries into units that could power farms in the developing world

As part of a Circular Economy for electric vehicle battery systems, as the number of such vehicles increases rapidly, the need to find the best way to reuse and recycle vehicle batteries becomes just as intense. Now researchers at WMG

–University of Warwick|2019-08-12

IDEMIA Identity & Security USA licenses ORNL advanced optical array


IDEMIA Identity & Security USA has licensed an advanced optical array developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The portable technology can be used to help identify individuals in challenging outdoor conditions.

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2019-08-08

New Robotic Laser Measurement System Improves and Accelerates Automotive Quality Inspection

Engineers at WMG at the University of Warwick have developed and installed a new, robotic measuring system, capable of accurately and repeatedly measuring large objects on the production line, such as car body-shells, in a fraction of the time traditionally taken to measure them on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

–University of Warwick|2019-08-08

Can Simulators Prevent Police Car Wrecks?


Police car wrecks are the biggest risk management expense related to law enforcement, causing local governments to lose money. New research from the University of Georgia shows that a driver training program can result in a 12:1 savings.

–University of Georgia|2019-08-06

2015 Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Damaged Other German Automakers’ Reputations and Profits, Study Shows


Rüdiger Bachmann at the University of Notre Dame and his co-authors studied the scandal and found that the fallout from Volkswagen’s wrongdoing cost other German car makers billions of dollars in sales.

–University of Notre Dame|2019-08-05

ERBA Mannheim presenta en AACC 2019, NEXUS, la nueva generación en automatización para laboratorios.

ERBA Mannheim presenta en AACC 2019, NEXUS, la nueva generación en automatización para laboratorios. • Nueva gama de instrumentos de química clínica, inmunoensayo y hematología, accesibles, modulares, integrados, con sistemas de selección y transporte de muestras, ofreciendo automatización poderosa y accesible para laboratorios en crecimiento. • El Sistema de Hematología combina métodos tradicionales con Inteligencia Artificial e imágenes de ultra alta definición para analizar miles de celulas sanguíneas por minuto y así mejorar los tiempos de trabajo de su laboratorio. • El Sistema de Inmunoensayo utiliza technología de Quimioluminiscencia de gran sensibilidad con un tecnología única en perlas magnéticas y…

–71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program|2019-08-02

ERBA Mannheim to unveil NEXUS next generation automation at AACC 2019

New Launch Event

–71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Program|2019-08-02

Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2019


ORNL story tips: Training next-generation sensors to “see,” interpret live data; 3D printing tungsten could protect fusion reactor components; detailed study estimated how much more, or less, energy U.S. residents might consume by 2050 based on seasonal weather shifts; astrophysicists used ORNL supercomputer to create highest-ever-resolution galactic wind simulations; new solar-thermal desalination method improves energy efficiency.

–Oak Ridge National Laboratory|2019-08-01

ECS Toyota 2019-2020 Fellowship Winners Announced

The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, a partnership between The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Research Institute of North America, a division of Toyota Motor North America, is in its fifth year. The fellowship aims to encourage young professors and scholars to pursue innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology. Through this fellowship, ECS and Toyota hope to see further innovative and unconventional technologies borne from electrochemical research. ECS is proud to announce the 2019-2020 fellowship award winners: Prof. Jennifer L. Schaefer, University of Notre Dame; Prof. Neil Dasgupta, University of Michigan; Prof. Kelsey Hatzell, Vanderbilt University; Prof. Nemanja Danilovic, Lawrence…

–The Electrochemical Society|2019-07-31

Hackers Could Use Connected Cars to Gridlock Whole Cities


In a future when self-driving and other internet-connected cars share the roads with the rest of us, hackers could not only wreck the occasional vehicle but possibly compound attacks to gridlock whole cities by stalling out a limited percentage of connected cars. Physicists calculated how many stalled cars would cause how much mayhem.

–Georgia Institute of Technology|2019-07-29

No more trial-and-error when choosing an electrolyte for metal-air batteries


Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a one-parameter measure that makes selecting the correct electrolyte for potassium-air batteries an exercise in rationality, rather than patience.

–Washington University in St. Louis|2019-07-10

HPC4Energy Innovation Program announces first joint funding awards for public/private partnerships


The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation program (HPC4EI) today announced the nine public/private projects awarded more than $2 million in Department of Energy funding, with aims of improving energy production, enhancing or developing new material properties and reducing energy usage in manufacturing.

–Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory|2019-07-10

Ridehailing Services May Be Driving Up Traffic Deaths

The arrival of ridehailing is associated with an increase of approximately 3 percent in the number of motor vehicle fatalities and fatal accidents, according to research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

–University of Chicago Booth School of Business|2019-07-08

Do Passengers Prefer Autonomous Vehicles Driven Like Machines or Like Humans?


Passenger and pedestrian confidence and acceptance will be key to the future and development of autonomous vehicles so researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick

–University of Warwick|2019-07-08

European transportation solutions expert available to discuss congestion pricing and AVs

–German Center for Research and Innovation|2019-07-01

Researchers develop new, low-cost method to create thin film electrodes for supercapacitors

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have developed a new and inexpensive method to fabricate thin film electrode materials for supercapacitors that produce higher power at a lower cost. 

–University of Arkansas at Little Rock|2019-07-01

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