AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road

[ad_1] Utilizing ALCF supercomputing resources, Argonne researchers are developing the deep learning framework MaLTESE with autonomous — or self-driving — and cloud-connected vehicles in mind. This work could help meet demand to deliver better engine performance, fuel economy and reduced emissions. Credit: Shutterstock /Ju Jae-young Researchers at Argonne are developing the deep learning framework MaLTESE […]

Nissan seeks clean slate with CEO exit, but challenges remain

[ad_1] Saikawa exits stage left Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan hopes the resignation of its embattled chief executive will help turn the page on the tumult unleashed by the arrest of former chief Carlos Ghosn. But the firm still faces plenty of challenges, from naming a successor to Hiroto Saikawa and repairing its alliance with partner […]

VW launches mammoth bet on electric at IAA car show

[ad_1] Volkswagen’s ID 3 electric car is a big bet on the future of auto trends, as VW has invested tens of billions of euros in a broad range of electric vehicles With a new car and range sporting a spruced-up logo, German car giant Volkswagen enters the Frankfurt IAA car show hoping bets worth […]

Climate change, trade woes reshape Frankfurt auto show

[ad_1] The Mercedes concept car “Vision Urbanatic” is photographed at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. The IAA starts with two media days on Tuesday and Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) The headwinds buffeting the auto industry are making themselves felt at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with companies confronting a slowdown […]

Crisis-hit Nissan CEO set to resign as board meets

[ad_1] Reports in Japan say Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa will step down over issues with his pay The CEO of crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan plans to resign, reports said Monday, as the firm’s board meets to discuss an audit launched after former chief Carlos Ghosn’s arrest over financial misconduct. Hiroto Saikawa’s reported decision to step […]

Stripped-back auto show mirrors German car industry gloom

[ad_1] Major foreign carmakers are shunning Frankfurt’s International Auto Show this year, but climate protestors plan to attend Frankfurt’s biennial International Auto Show (IAA) opens its doors to the public Thursday, but major foreign carmakers are staying away while climate demonstrators march outside—forming a microcosm of the industry’s woes. “There have never been so many […]

US opens probe of 4 automakers over California emissions pact

[ad_1] A deal announced in July increases fuel economy standards on autos sold in California; these conflicted with a White House plan to freeze mileage standards The US Department of Justice is probing California’s agreement with four automakers on fuel efficiency standards, automakers said Friday, while the Trump administration called on the state to spike […]

Carnegie Mellon senses traffic using advanced vehicle-based sensor data

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering collaborated with Uber Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG) to better understand how advanced vehicle-based sensor data can inform high resolution traffic flow measurements. Henry Posner, Anne Molloy, and Robert and Christine Pietrandrea Associate Professor Sean Qian and research assistant […]

Research reveals new plan to maximize rideshare availability by routing empty cars

[ad_1] Time is money. Especially for rideshare drivers with companies like Uber and Lyft. New research in the INFORMS journal Operations Research looks at a new model for rideshare companies focusing on maximizing the availability of rideshares by optimally routing empty cars. All rideshares start off waiting on a passenger… when a passenger arrives if […]

Designing machines that see, understand and interpret their environment

[ad_1] Credit: metamorworks, Shutterstock Just imagine a pedestrian glued to a mobile phone screen while crossing the street and not paying much attention to the red traffic light. A car approaches, its driver is perhaps feeling a bit drowsy because of lack of sleep and isn’t able to stop immediately. How can you avoid an […]