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Transport - Campus - 09.04.2024
Has remote work changed how people travel in the U.S?
A new study finds sustained pattern changes - with a lot of regional variation. The prevalence of remote work since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed urban transportation patterns in the U.S., according to new study led by MIT researchers.

Environment - Transport - 13.02.2024
Vehicle tires as a source of microplastics
Vehicle tires as a source of microplastics
Tire wear of motor vehicles is responsible for a large proportion of microplastics in the environment. Researchers from Empa and the company wst21 have summarized the results of various studies in a recently published basic report in response to postulate Po 19.3559 and presented approaches for reduction.

Transport - 12.02.2024
Automated driving: Scientists test radar sensors in a virtual environment
Automated driving: Scientists test radar sensors in a virtual environment
Vehicles are approved for road use after they have undergone extensive road safety tests. However, suitable test and approval procedures still need to be developed for automated driving cars. In the German-Japanese research project VIVID, a research team from TU Ilmenau, together with a large project consortium, tested various scenarios in road traffic in a virtual environment and tested radar sensors to detect the surroundings.

Transport - Innovation - 15.01.2024
Using idle trucks to power the grid with clean energy
Waterloo researchers investigate how fuel cell powered vehicles can reenergize overworked electricity grids University of Waterloo researchers are tapping into idled electric vehicles to act as mobile generators and help power overworked and aging electricity grids. After analyzing energy demand on Alberta's power grid during rush hour, the research proposes an innovative way to replenish electrical grids with power generated from fuel cells in trucks.

Electroengineering - Transport - 19.12.2023
Preventing power quality issues caused by electric vehicle charging
Preventing power quality issues caused by electric vehicle charging
Along with ElaadNL, PhD researcher Tim Slangen studied the phenomenon known as supraharmonic disturbances, which can adversely affect the operation and efficiency of electrical appliances. With the growing and obvious concerns about climate change, the transition from fossil to renewable energy is accelerating.

Environment - Transport - 14.12.2023
Biofuels and Carbon Crops Take Flight
Every year, airplanes crisscrossing U.S. skies burn 23 billion gallons of fuel, leaving contrails and 8% of the nation's transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their wake. A recent study by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (Doe) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab) and Sandia National Laboratories reveals which crop-based feedstocks offer the greatest potential for a plentiful, cost-competitive, renewable alternative to petroleum-based jet fuel, while also maximizing atmospheric carbon removal.

Transport - Environment - 14.12.2023
Seattle metro residents near Amazon delivery stations face more pollution but order fewer packages
Seattle metro residents near Amazon delivery stations face more pollution but order fewer packages
While it is common to see Amazon Prime vans circling the city of Seattle year-round, there might be even more deliveries than usual right now, thanks to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that rang in the holiday season. Researchers at the University of Washington were curious how the delivery of e-commerce products affects pollution levels across the Seattle metropolitan area, which includes Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue and Everett.

Electroengineering - Transport - 30.11.2023
Radar signatures for drones: Measurement campaign in BiRa test facility
Radar signatures for drones: Measurement campaign in BiRa test facility
To ensure safe and efficient traffic, the various objects in road and air traffic must be able to quickly detect their spatial environment using radar and communicate with each other via radio networks. In order to investigate the radar reflection of a so-called VTOL drone (short for "Vertical Take-Off and Landing"), which can take off and land vertically without a runway, the Electronic Measurements and Signal Processing (EMS) Group at TU Ilmenau has set up a test facility at the BiRa test facility has just completed an extensive measurement campaign at the BiRa test facility.

Environment - Transport - 28.11.2023
World’s first transatlantic flight on 100% sustainable aviation fuel takes off
The world's first transatlantic flight run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel is taking off today from London Heathrow, bound for New York. The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 flight, which is taking off on 28 November 2023 from London Heathrow (LHR) to New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK), is the first to showcase the feasibility of flying on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over such a distance.

Transport - 13.11.2023
New development kit for e-tractors
New development kit for e-tractors
Research for the electrification of agricultural machinery Due to their special performance requirements, trucks and agricultural machinery still do not make it easy for engineers to bring them into the electric age. Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are now demonstrating what a development kit for electric tractors could look like at the Agritechnica agricultural trade fair.

Transport - Innovation - 09.11.2023
Twente Airport as a test location for quiet aviation innovation
Quiet aviation innovation is essential to reduce aircraft noise pollution in the surrounding areas. In the pursuit of quieter aircraft, field sound measurement plays a crucial role. Researchers from the University of Twente are, therefore, developing a sound testing setup and have successfully tested it at Twente Airport.

Environment - Transport - 06.11.2023
Decarbonizing light-duty transportation in the US: U-M study reveals strategies to achieve goal
Study: Decarbonization potential of electrifying 50% of U.S. light-duty vehicle sales by 2030 One of the goals outlined by the Biden administration's National Climate Task Force in 2021 was to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to 50%-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. Now, a University of Michigan study investigates one of the strategies to achieve this goal, which is to increase new vehicle sales to 50% electric by 2030.

Innovation - Transport - 23.10.2023
Researchers design and fly world’s largest quadcopter drone
Engineers at The University of Manchester have built and flown the world's largest quadcopter drone. The drone, made from a cardboard-like material called foamboard, measures 6.4m (21 ft) corner to corner and weighs 24.5kg - 0.5kg less than the weight limit set by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Environment - Transport - 13.10.2023
Using sustainable aviation fuels could reduce emissions by up to 80%, scientists find
A team of scientists have completed tests to quantify the emissions from the combustion of sustainable aviation fuels, revealing a profound reduction when compared to regular jet fuel. Researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), including those from The University of Manchester, compared standard jet fuels with several different blends of sustainable aviation fuel, including fuels supplied by Neste.

Transport - Environment - 10.10.2023
Heavy trucks likely not zero-emission in the near future
Heavy trucks likely not zero-emission in the near future
Without political measures for zero-emission technologies, a significant proportion of heavy goods vehicles will still run on diesel in 2035. This result is shown in a new ETH Zurich study on the decarbonisation of truck traffic. Without political incentives, heavy goods vehicles will probably continue to run on diesel in the future.

Astronomy / Space - Transport - 27.09.2023
NASA-Led Study Pinpoints Areas of New York City Sinking, Rising
NASA-Led Study Pinpoints Areas of New York City Sinking, Rising
Scientists using space-based radar found that land in New York City is sinking at varying rates from human and natural factors. A few spots are rising. Parts of the New York City metropolitan area are sinking and rising at different rates due to factors ranging from land-use practices to long-lost glaciers, scientists have found.

Transport - 31.08.2023
Tracking drivers’ eyes can determine ability to take back control from ’auto-pilot’ mode
A team of UCL-led researchers has developed a new method to determine the attention levels of drivers and their readiness to respond to warning signals when using auto-pilot mode. The research, published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications , found that people's attention levels and how engrossed they are in on-screen activities can be detected from their eye movements.

Transport - 30.08.2023
B.C. split on safety of self-driving cars - gradual introduction needed to build comfort among all road users
B.C. split on safety of self-driving cars - gradual introduction needed to build comfort among all road users
Business, Law & Society Lou Corpuz-Bosshart While self-driving vehicles (SDVs) are being hailed as a solution for safer, more efficient roads, new UBC research suggests British Columbians are not quite ready to embrace self-driving cars wholeheartedly - and will need a period of gradual transition before adoption.

Transport - Astronomy / Space - 30.08.2023
Autonomous innovations in an uncertain world
Jonathan How and his team at the Aerospace Controls Laboratory develop planning algorithms that allow autonomous vehicles to navigate dynamic environments without colliding. MIT Jonathan How's research interests span the gamut of autonomous vehicles - from airplanes and spacecraft to unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) and cars.

Computer Science - Transport - 23.08.2023
Planning algorithm enables high-performance flight
Planning algorithm enables high-performance flight
With this new approach, a tailsitter aircraft, ideal for search-and-rescue missions, can plan and execute complex, high-speed acrobatic maneuvers. A tailsitter is a fixed-wing aircraft that takes off and lands vertically (it sits on its tail on the landing pad), and then tilts horizontally for forward flight.
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