It's not about self-driving cars, it's about more people in fewer vehicles

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain This year alone, there are about 276 million vehicles operating on roads throughout the United States. Despite the current fascination with the concept of self-driving cars and their potential to reduce traffic congestion, a researcher at Florida Atlantic University says that may not be a solution. It now appears that […]

EPA forces VW to correct gas mileage on 98,000 vehicles

[ad_1] This Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, shows the Volkswagen logo on an automobile at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making Volkswagen Group correct fuel economy labels for about 98,000 gasoline-powered vehicles from the 2013 through 2017 model years. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) The […]

How CERN machine-learning techniques could improve autonomous vehicles

[ad_1] Around 100 simultaneous proton–proton collisions in an event recorded by the CMS experiment. Credit: Thomas McCauley/CMS/CERN With about one billion proton–proton collisions per second at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the LHC experiments need to sift quickly through the wealth of data to choose which collisions to analyse. To cope with an even higher […]

Giving smart vehicles their sense of direction

[ad_1] The team built a 3-D plane-based map using a 3-D LiDAR and an inertial sensor. LiDAR is like radar but uses light instead of radio waves. Points with different colors are the different planes (which serve as the landmarks for navigation), the green line is the true trajectory and the blue line is the […]

US traffic agency plans to test rearview camera systems for vehicles

[ad_1] In particular, the agency plans to monitor how the technology affects “driving behavior and lane change maneuver execution.” It will start its tests on smaller passenger vehicles before moving to larger ones. Side and rearview cameras are already allowed in other regions like Europe and Japan, which is why automakers are already working on […]

Using deep learning to predict parameters of batteries on electric vehicles

[ad_1] A flow chart of how the technique used by the researchers preprocesses vehicle and meteorological data. Credit: Hong et al. The batteries used to power electric vehicles have several key characterizing parameters, including voltage, temperature, and state of change (SOC). As battery faults are associated with abnormal fluctuations in these parameters, effectively predicting them […]

Using deep learning to predict parameters of batteries on electric vehicles

[ad_1] A flow chart of how the technique used by the researchers preprocesses vehicle and meteorological data. Credit: Hong et al. The batteries used to power electric vehicles have several key characterizing parameters, including voltage, temperature, and state of change (SOC). As battery faults are associated with abnormal fluctuations in these parameters, effectively predicting them […]

Researchers make automated vehicles real

[ad_1] Credit: Queensland University of Technology 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. Following the launch this week by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) […]