Friday, July 27, 2018

Traffic simulations could improve environment, fuel economy

Anjie Liu a civil engineering graduate student

Anjie Liu, a civil engineering graduate student, is using simulation software to help traffic controllers decrease vehicle emissions.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Miovision and University of Waterloo team up on vehicle emissions

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Road vehicles are a significant source of pollution in Canada, accounting for about 145.1 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2016, or about 21 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions.

As a result, municipalities are beginning to consider the environmental costs of vehicle emissions as part of their traffic management practices. The Region of Waterloo in Ontario, for example, looks at fuel consumption and emissions when conducting intersection control studies.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Silence is golden inside UW lab

Profressors in anechoic chamber

Anechoic chamber is free from noise and electronic interference, leading to new scientific breakthroughs in Waterloo

WATERLOO — The heavy steel door inside Room 1018 of the Engineering 5 building at the University of Waterloo looks more like a bank vault than the entrance to a laboratory.