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.
Alex (Sandy) Pentland on engineering smarter drivers
November 16, 2010Presented by Transportation@MIT
Emilio Frazzoli on autonomous vehicles and urban mobility
October 14, 2010Presented by Transportation@MIT
Andreas Schulz on algorithmic game theory and transportation
October 7, 2010Presented by Transportation@MIT
Cars as traffic sensors
September 23, 2010A new algorithm optimizes the dissemination of information about traffic and road conditions through networks of wirelessly connected cars.