Eliminating unexplained traffic jams
October 27, 2013If integrated into adaptive cruise-control systems, a new algorithm could mitigate the type of freeway backup that seems to occur for no reason.
New algorithm finds best routes for one-way car sharing
June 23, 2013The most efficient car-sharing, researchers find, also includes shuttle services.
Planes, trains and automobiles: faster, stronger, lighter
May 19, 2013New technique advances carbon-fiber composites.
ESD alumna wins Singapore Challenge Prize
January 29, 2013Lynette Cheah and team take first place at international competition for their innovative transportation plan.
Cellphone data helps pinpoint source of traffic tie-ups
December 20, 2012Study: Congestion can be alleviated throughout a metropolitan area by altering the trips of drivers in specific neighborhoods.
What can logistics do for you?
November 20, 2012In a new book, an MIT professor argues that investment in global transportation hubs can spur a ‘feedback loop’ of regional growth.
Teaching a microbe to make fuel
August 20, 2012Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.
Mechanical engineers develop an ‘intelligent co-pilot’ for cars
July 12, 2012Semiautonomous system takes the wheel to keep drivers safe.
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.
AgeLab to build living mobility laboratory
January 19, 2012
A test of teamwork, engineering skill and endurance across the Australian Outback
November 29, 2011After placing 15th in the 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge, MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team reflects on their experience and looks ahead to the future.
MIT launches social network for ridesharing
October 12, 2011Partnership with Zimride creates a secure platform to enhance campus mobility.
Paving the way to greenhouse gas reductions
August 28, 2011New MIT report on concrete roadways shows opportunities for significant carbon-footprint cuts.
3 Questions: Amy Glasmeier on rebuilding after disaster hits
May 31, 2011From tornadoes to flooding, nature has taken a heavy toll in America this year. What are the challenges cities like Joplin and Tuscaloosa will face while rebuilding?
MIT and the government of Malaysia sign long-term agreement
March 22, 2011MIT and Malaysia to create world-leading supply chain and logistics center