The requirements for travel within the urban environment comes under greater pressure with every passing year. We're already past the point at which more than 50 percent of the world's population live in cities rather than rurally, and it's only set to increase. The Future Urban Mobility (FM) project is a joint venture between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Research Foundation of Singapore, and it aims to look at the future problems faced by urban access and mobility with a view to increased sustainability and improved mobility. A central theme to the...
MIT Researchers Working On Liquid-State Batteries That Can Be ‘Refueled’
One of the biggest hurdles towards the mainstream acceptance of electric cars is the lengthy period of time, usually around six to eight hours, that it takes to top up their batteries. Compare this to filling up a gasoline or diesel powered car, where topping up a tank takes only a matter of...Viknesh Vijayenthiran