A joint research team from Toyohashi University of Technology has established a method to represent driving behaviors and their changes that differ among drivers in a single statistical model, taking into account the effect of various external factors such as road structure. This method was applied to measure the effectiveness of Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA), which controls excessive speed violations.
A simulation system invented at MIT to train driverless cars creates a photorealistic world with infinite steering possibilities, helping the cars learn to navigate a host of worse-case scenarios before cruising down real streets.
Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.
Commercial fast-charging stations subject electric car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance that can cause them to crack, leak, and lose their storage capacity, write engineers at the University of California, Riverside in a new study published in Energy Storage. To remedy this, the researchers have developed a method for charging at lower temperatures with less risk of catastrophic damage and loss of storage capacity.
One of the most challenging tasks for drivers is parallel parking, which is why automatic parking systems are becoming a popular feature on some vehicles. However, the cost of designing and implementing such computing-intensive systems can significantly increase a vehicle's price, creating a barrier to adding the feature in many models. Now researchers have developed a more efficient automated parking guidance control strategy that mimics the approach to parallel parking commonly used by human drivers.
There may be a better way for autonomous vehicles to learn how to drive themselves: by watching humans. With the help of an improved sight-correcting system, self-driving cars could learn just by observing human operators complete the same task. Researchers from Deakin University in Australia published their results in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.
Have you taken an Uber ride and disagreed with the 'fastest' route that the GPS app suggested because you or the driver know a 'better' way? For society to truly embrace self-driving cars, the experience of passengers must feel just as comfortable as any trip with a human driver to get there. This is an extremely difficult computational challenge, but researchers are getting us a little bit closer to that ideal comfy ride.
A lithium-ion battery that is safe, has high power and can last for 1 million miles has been developed by a team in Penn State's Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center.
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Tracking communication and movement in this hyperconnected world can seem overwhelming. People (and things) share information through countless platforms. Networks online and off both impact how people live their lives and interact with their surroundings. Scientists will present their findings on the dynamics and structure of communication at the 2020 American Physical Society March Meeting.