Pretty Soon, Brake Lights May Get A Whole Lot Smarter

The problem of brake lights not distinguishing between gingerly slowing down and rapidly stopping is now being addressed. Researchers at Virginia Tech University are developing smart brake lights. The intelligent braking lights will have a series of LEDs that will distinguish when someone is easing off the speed or… » 3/27/08 4:00pm 3/27/08 4:00pm

Hokie Dokie: Virginia Tech Team Wins GM Challenge X

Those good 'ol Hokies over at Virginia Tech have walked off with top honors in the GM Challenge X 2006. It seems the team of smarties reengineered a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox as a split-parallel hybrid with two electric motors, that also runs on E85 and has an operating range from Blacksburg, VA to the Lincoln Tunnel on… » 6/09/06 5:29pm 6/09/06 5:29pm