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People Losing Faith In Self-Driving Cars (MIT Surveys, Exclusive Interviews)

May 29th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

In 2016, the MIT AgeLab, in cooperation with the New England Motoring Press Association, conducted a study to determine public attitudes about autonomous car technology. It found that younger drivers were more accepting of the idea that cars could drive themselves without human input than were older drivers. The more mature people who took the survey liked the idea of active safety systems that help keep a car within its proper travel lane, issue side collision warnings, adapt to the speed of other cars on the highway, or brake automatically in an emergency


Autonomous Car Testing Costs Could Be Cut 99% With New Method

May 29th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Autonomous car technology is the Holy Grail for auto manufacturers today. Elon Musk claims self-driving cars will be as common as self-service elevators in the very near future. But first, the systems used to allow cars to drive themselves need to be validated. Currently, that means collecting data from billions of miles of real-world driving


MIT: Emissions Trading For Transport = EU’s Cheapest Means Of Reducing Transport Emissions

November 17th, 2016 | by James Ayre

Rather than adopting an approach similar to the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard in the United States, the European Union could achieve similar carbon dioxide emissions reductions simply by extending the existing emissions trading system to encompass transportation (in addition to the electricity generation and energy-intensive industries it currently covers), according to a new study from MIT and its research partners


“MADCAT” Morphing Flapless Aircraft Wings To Be Built By Tiny Robots

November 7th, 2016 | by Tina Casey

The transportation sector has been scrambling to decarbonize air travel and the latest twist is, well, a twist. A NASA-backed team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has come up with a flexible aircraft wing that could cut fuel consumption by reducing weight and improving aerodynamics



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