Vehicle efficiency standards vs. a carbon tax: the costs and politics
November 14, 2012MIT researchers show merits of a carbon tax.
Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
November 13, 2012A new approach to processing ‘big data’ creates succinct representations of huge data sets, so that existing algorithms can handle them efficiently.
Mechanical engineers develop an ‘intelligent co-pilot’ for cars
July 12, 2012Semiautonomous system takes the wheel to keep drivers safe.
Sharing data links in networks of cars
July 5, 2012A new algorithm lets networks of Wi-Fi-connected cars, whose layout is constantly changing, share a few expensive links to the Internet.
Civil engineers find savings where the rubber meets the road
May 22, 2012Study shows that pavement deflection under vehicle tires makes for a continuous uphill drive that increases fuel consumption.
Our gasoline-free future and how to get there
April 23, 2012Toyota’s Tom Stricker shares his view with the MIT community.
Researchers create first large-scale model of human mobility that incorporates human nature
February 27, 2012Work is broadly applicable to studies of commuting, migration, freight, even epidemics.
The case of the missing gas mileage
January 4, 2012Automakers have made great strides in fuel efficiency in recent decades — but the mileage numbers of individual vehicles have barely increased. An MIT economist explains the conundrum.
With changes, the grid can take it
December 5, 2011MIT report shows that with new policies, U.S. electric grid could handle expected influx of electric cars and wind and solar generation.
MERS tackles the human-robot divide
October 11, 2011
Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone
August 24, 2011A network of dashboard-mounted phones can collect data on traffic lights and tell drivers how to avoid inefficient stopping and starting.
Aging drivers need to plan ahead for relinquishing the keys, experts say
April 25, 2011
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
January 24, 2011MIT symposium finds electric vehicle technology capabilities are way ahead of policy and infrastructure needs.