Project launched to help ensure that self-driving car technology is safely implemented

A new project has been launched in the UK by the University of Surrey to help ensure that self-driving technology can be safely implemented. The Methods for Assurance of Self-Driving Vehicles scheme, known as Massdrive, will aim to develop robust methods of approving and certifying self-driving cars as they become available. Professor Saber Fallah, co-investigator […]

Microcapsules could prevent potholes, says University of Surrey as it starts new research project

The University of Surrey has started research to investigate the use solar-to-ground heat exchange to prevent freeze-thaw damage to roads. Upheaval for the road pavement sector: could freeze-thaw damage be avoided using solar-to-ground heat exchange technology? (image © Ints VikmanisDreamstime) A five-year research programme led by Benyi Cao, a lecturer in civil and environmental engineering […]

Car drives round ice rink to test AI-powered anti-skid system

Researchers into driverless vehicle technology have used an ice rink to test a new anti-skidding feature with their autonomous car.  The University of Surrey says its 90-minute test at the Guildford Spectrum rink was a huge success – gathering more data than the researchers expected.   Carmine Caponio, a researcher in automotive engineering at Surrey, […]

New Surrey research promises the end of potholes to create safer roads

A new thermo-active road solution could help prevent potholes caused by freezing and thawing in the winter, according to researchers at the University of Surrey.   A new project that will test the new approach has been awarded a £800,000 research fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering. The outcomes could improve how major roads across […]

Online tool helps people reduce the impact of traffic-related air pollution

Researchers at the University of Surrey have released a new online tool to help schools, hospitals and residents understand and reduce the impact of traffic-related air pollution.  The Hedge Design for the Abatement of Traffic Emissions (HedgeDATE) online tool allows users to describe their environment, such as a road with buildings on one side, and then recommends actions citizens can take […]


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